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ABSTRACT INFORMATION
Title: 'Language Outcomes of Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss: A Multi-State Perspective'
Track: 3 - Language Acquisition and Development
Keyword(s): Language outcomes, unilateral loss, intervention models, NECAP
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe intervention models for children with unilateral hearing loss across 10 different states
  2. Characterize the language outcomes of children with unilateral hearing loss
  3. List risk factors for language delay and factors associated with more successful language outcomes

Abstract:

School-aged children with unilateral hearing loss are at three to five times higher risk for academic and/or speech-language delays when compared to hearing peers. It is unclear when these delays are first apparent or what factors are associated with an increased risk of delay. This information is critical to informing policy on early intervention service provision for these children. Currently, states vary greatly in terms of if and how they serve this population during the birth to 3 period. In this presentation, we will begin by describing current early intervention models for children with unilateral hearing loss across the United States. The presentation will then focus on the demographic characteristics and language outcomes of children birth to 3 with unilateral hearing loss. In addition we will examine factors (such as amount/type of intervention, degree of hearing loss in the impaired ear, language of the home, and parents’ level of education) that are predictive of more successful language outcomes. This information will be based on over 250 assessments obtained from ten different states that are participating in the National Early Childhood Assessment Project (NECAP).
Presentation: Tuesday_Coe_300_AllisonSedey_1623.pdf

Handouts: Handout is not Available
CART: Topical Session 7- 1623.docx
PRESENTER(S) / AUTHOR(S) INFORMATION
Allison Sedey - Primary Presenter,POC
University of Colorado-Boulder
     Credentials: Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CCC-A
     Other Affiliations: Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
      Allison Sedey is a speech pathologist, audiologist, and research associate. She works for the University of Colorado-Boulder and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind tracking speech and language outcomes of children who are deaf or hard of hearing between birth and 3 years of age throughout the state of Colorado. She is currently managing a project (NECAP) that involves establishing a national database of language outcomes for children with hearing loss from birth to 4. As part of this project she is assisting interested states in implementing statewide outcomes assessment.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Christine Yoshinaga-Itano - Co-Presenter
University of Colorado-Boulder
     Credentials: Ph.D., CCC-A, CED
     Other Affiliations: Marion Downs Center, Institute of Cognitive Science
      Dr. Christine Yoshinaga-Itano is a Research Professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, faculty of the Institute of Cognitive Science, Center for Neurosciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Otolaryngology and Audiology at the University of Colorado, Denver and the Marion Downs Center. In 1996 she developed the Marion Downs National Center. Since 1996, Dr. Yoshinaga-Itano has assisted many state departments of education and public health agencies, schools for the deaf and blind, and early intervention programs throughout the United States and its territories. In addition, she has served as a consultant for many countries currently developing their early hearing detection and intervention programs, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Korea, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, Philippines, and South Africa.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Anna Clark - Author
University of Colorado-Boulder
     Credentials: M.A., CCC-SLP
     Other Affiliations: Colorado Home Intervention Program (CHIP)
      Anna Clark completed her Masters degrees in both Linguistics and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She has worked on research projects with children with hearing loss for 10 years and clinically with children and families affected by hearing loss for six years. She is currently an early intervention provider for the Colorado Home Intervention Program (CHIP) and primarily serves Spanish-speaking families. Additionally, she is a research associate and instructor at the University of Colorado-Boulder investigating the development of speech and language of children with hearing loss and teaching undergraduate courses in speech disorders and in auditory rehabilitation.
Mallene Wiggins - Author
University of Colorado-Boulder
     Credentials: M.A., CCC-SLP
     Other Affiliations: Colorado Home Intervention Program
      Mallene Wiggins is a Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. She currently works as a speech pathologist with young children who are deaf or hard of hearing and is a research assistant on NECAP, a project collecting language outcomes on young deaf and hard of hearing children across the United States.