| Home | E-Submission | Sitemap | Contact Us |  
Commun Sci Disord. 2007;12(3): 447-464.
A Qualitative Study of the Evaluation of Communication Abilities in the Diagnosis of Children with Hearing Impairment
Mi Sun Yoon`
Copyright ©2007 The Korean Academy of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
윤미선(Mi Sun Yoon)
Share :  

Background & Objectives
The purpose of this study was to confirm the importance of the evaluation of communication abilities in children with a hearing impairment and to analyze the current evaluation criteria for hearing impairment.
Interviews were conducted with nine professionals from four different clinical settings. The results were analyzed by using a qualitative constant-comparative design.
Professionals who participated in this study agreed that the evaluation of the communication abilities of children with a hearing impairment should be performed during diagnosis and assessment procedures. Three main themes emerged from the qualitative analysis: (1) The limitation of current evaluation criteria, (2) A change of environment is needed such as increased technical development of hearing devices and the expansion of early diagnosis and early intervention, and (3) The requirement for a team-based approach.
Discussion & Conclusion
The results of this study suggest that new protocol and criteria including verbal communication abilities would be needed for diagnosis and evaluation of children with hearing impairment.
Keywords: 청각장애 진단 | 평가 | 의사소통능력 | 인공와우 | 조기진단 | 조기중재 | 음성언어능력
Editorial office contact information
Department of Speech Pathology, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Daegu University,
Daegudae-Ro 201, Gyeongsan-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38453, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-502-196-1996   Fax: +82-53-359-6780   E-mail: kjcd@kasa1986.or.kr

Copyright © by Korean Academy of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
About |  Browse Articles |  Current Issue |  For Authors and Reviewers
Developed in M2PI