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Supporting communicative development of infants and toddlers with hearing loss.
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PMID:  23081787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Newborn hearing screening has increased the number of families enrolled in early intervention during a sensitive period of communication development. The primary role of the speech-language pathologist in early intervention is to facilitate natural parent-infant interactions and support parents' feelings of confidence in communicating with their child. Feelings of self-efficacy can be increased when parents understand how hearing loss impacts their child's communication development, understand how to monitor hearing technology and hearing status, and receive consistent feedback related to their child's progress. This article reviews the evidence behind benefits of early parent-child interactions and outlines strategies and resources for speech-language pathologists to use in supporting communication development with infants and toddlers with hearing loss.
Kristina Blaiser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in speech and language     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1098-9056     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Speech Lang     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405117     Medline TA:  Semin Speech Lang     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
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