Home Ahead of print Instructions Contacts
About us Current issue Submit article Advertise  
Editorial board Archives Subscribe Login   
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 228-234

Expectations on communication abilities, social skills, and academic achievements of children with cochlear implant in Indian context: Preoperative parental perspectives


1 Department of Audiology, Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyangjan), Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Speech Lang Pathology, Spectrum Healthcare, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Audiology, MAA Institute of Speech and Hearing, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
4 Composite Regional Centre for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Davangere, Karnataka, India
5 Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. S B Rathna Kumar
Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyangjan), Mumbai - 400 050, Maharashtra
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.INDIANJOTOL_50_20

Rights and Permissions

Objective: We assessed preoperative parental expectations on communication abilities, social skills, and academic achievements of children with cochlear implant (CI). Materials and Methods: A total of 18 questions from the “Parent Expectations Questionnaire for Cochlear Implants” related to communication abilities, social skills, and academic achievements were administered on a total of 80 parents who were in the process of cochlear implantation for their children. Results: The results revealed that parents expressed high expectations (expectation score between 81% and 100%) on communication abilities (82.5%), social skills (90.8%), and academic achievements (84.1%) of their children from cochlear implantation. With respect to questions related to communication abilities, social skills, and academic achievements, 87.28%, 97.17%, and 91.80% of parents, respectively, agreed that their children show improvements in the above domains. Conclusions: Overall, parents expressed high expectations on the outcomes of children with CI. Hence, CI team must judge the actualism in the preoperative parental expectations and disseminate accurate prognostic information that is expected from cochlear implantation before surgery in order to make the whole procedure effective.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed138    
    Printed4    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded19    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal