The Effect of Age at Cochlear Implant Initial Stimulation on Expressive Language Growth in Infants and Toddlers This study examined the growth of expressive language skills in children who received cochlear implants (CIs) in infancy. Repeated language measures were gathered from 29 children who received CIs between 10 and 40 months of age. Both cross-sectional and growth curve analyses were used to assess the relationship between expressive ... Article/Report
Article/Report  |   August 2005
The Effect of Age at Cochlear Implant Initial Stimulation on Expressive Language Growth in Infants and Toddlers
 
Author Notes
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: j-tomblin@uiowa.edu
  • © American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Article Information
Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Language
Article/Report   |   August 2005
The Effect of Age at Cochlear Implant Initial Stimulation on Expressive Language Growth in Infants and Toddlers
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, August 2005, Vol. 48, 853-867. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2005/059)
History: Received April 12, 2004 , Revised September 14, 2004 , Accepted December 20, 2004
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, August 2005, Vol. 48, 853-867. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2005/059)
History: Received April 12, 2004; Revised September 14, 2004; Accepted December 20, 2004
Web of Science® Times Cited: 73

This study examined the growth of expressive language skills in children who received cochlear implants (CIs) in infancy. Repeated language measures were gathered from 29 children who received CIs between 10 and 40 months of age. Both cross-sectional and growth curve analyses were used to assess the relationship between expressive language outcomes and CI experience. A beneficial effect of earlier implantation on expressive language growth was found. Growth curve analysis showed that growth was more rapid in children implanted as infants than those implanted as toddlers. Age at initial stimulation accounted for 14.6% of the variance of the individual differences in expressive language growth rates.

Order a Subscription
Pay Per View
Entire Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research content & archive
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access