Research and publications from the Cochlear Implant Department

'An Investigation into the Speech Production Skills of Children, 5 years after Cochlear Implantation'

The aim of this study is to look qualitatively at the speech production skills of a group of children who have had their Cochlear implant for 5 years or more. Their speech production will be assessed and analysed qualitatively and quantitatively. This study aims to use a scoring system to begin to look at patterns that are present in the speech of implanted children once they reach certain levels of intelligibility. Two groups of children will be looked and the differences between the two groups will be examined in terms of the types of speech patterns.

This project is being carried out by the Speech and Language Therapists on the Great Ormond Street Implant Programme in conjunction with the University of London.


Reference 1

Edwards LC (2007) Children with cochlear implants and complex needs: a review of outcome research and psychological practice. J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ 12 (3): 258-68

Reference 2

Edwards LC, Frost R, Witham F (2006) Developmental delay and outcomes in paediatric cochlear implantation: implications for candidacy. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 70 (9): 1593-600

Reference 3

Edwards L, Khan S, Broxholme C, Langdon D (2006) Exploration of the cognitive and behavioural consequences of paediatric cochlear implantation. Cochlear Implants Int 7 (2): 61-76

Reference 4

Edwards, L. & Crocker, S (2008) Psychological Processes in Deaf Children with Complex Needs: An Evidence-Based Practical Guide London, Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Reference 5

Figueras, B., Edwards, L. & Langdon, D (2008) Executive Function and Language in hearing-impaired children. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education tbc: tbc