Sunday, April 29, 2012
Read this today...
"Although the development of spoken language is a major purpose of implantation
(Geers, 2006; Incesulu et al., 2003), not all parents value this outcome to the same extent.
Archbold et al. (2006) reported that 25% of parents who responded to their survey did not
expect their child to talk after implantation, and 13% felt neutrally. Furthermore, 73% of
parents agreed or strongly agreed that signing support is helpful for a considerable time after
Very interesting! Truth be told, be would have been in that 25% when Miss Kat was implanted. We never expected her to learn to hear or speak.