Children with Hearing Loss - Psychosocial Development

Cost
: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
Rating
: 2.7/4

This article looks at psychosocial development in children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. It further looks at whether there are differences in this area, based on whether the child is fitted with a hearing aid or implanted with a cochlear implant.

Keywords: Psychosocial development, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this module is to provide an overview of psychosocial development of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and to investigate whether there are differences in this domain - dependant on whether they wear a hearing aid or implanted with a cochlear implant.

Editor's comments:
Psychosocial development is vital to a good quality of life. When dealing with a child with a severe to profound hearing loss, audiologist have to consider this - in addition to providing amplification and aural rehabilitation. This article also reminds us that the earlier the intervention, the better the outcomes in all areas. 

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The definition of a hearing loss
  2. An understanding of a severe to profound hearing, and what Deaf  and Hard of Hearing mean,
  3. An understanding of various psychosocial difficulties (anxiety, depressions...)
  4. A review of literature of psychosocial outcomes in children fitted with Hearing Aids
  5. A review of literature of psychosocial outcomes in children fitted with Cochlear Implants
  6. Factors that can influence psychosocial outcomes in both groups.
  7. The aims of the study
  8. The  participants of the study
  9. The assessment measures used in this study
  10. The procedure of the study
  11. The results of the study
  12. The limitations of the study

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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