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Cochlear implant in children with cerebral palsy

Grant number: 10/03202-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2010
Effective date (End): January 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal Investigator:Maria Cecilia Bevilacqua
Grantee:Maria Jaquelini Dias dos Santos
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Bauru , SP, Brazil


Researchs of cochlear implant (CI) in children with other additional disabilities are scarce, and most work comes from international institutes. Existing research report significant improvement in quality of life of this group of children. The group of children who stood out in the reviewed studies were children with cerebral palsy (CP). The present study has the following objectives: 1.To study the benefits of IC in children with sensorineural hearing impairment with CP; 2.Understand the process of hearing rehabilitation in a group of children with CP and users of CI; 3.Study the relationship between auditory skills, language, cognitive, motor and level of independence in activities of daily living. Is retrospective analysis of all children with CP who received CIs in Audiological Research Center, Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, University of Sao Paulo. Inclusion criteria were: diagnosis of cerebral palsy, absence of oral reflexes and tonic neck, presence of cervical cancer control or being acquired, sensorineural hearing loss profound bilateral, not benefit from using hearing aids, lack of severe intellectual/emotional, participation in auditory rehabilitation program, family integrated with the treatment. Data will be collected every 6 months, the total time of follow-up of 18 months. Standardized tests will be used to evaluate the development of hearing, speech, language, level of independence in activities of daily living, motor and psychological function. (AU)

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JAQUELINI DIAS DOS SANTOS, MARIA; CUSIN LAMONICA, DIONISIA APARECIDA; LEME DE MOURA RIBEIRO, MARIA VALERIANA; MCCRACKEN, WENDY; DO NASCIMENTO SILVA, LEANDRA TABANEZ; COSTA, OROZIMBO ALVES. Outcomes of cochlear implanted children with cerebral palsy: A holistic approach. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, v. 79, n. 7, p. 1090-1095, . (10/03202-5)
Academic Publications
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SANTOS, Maria Jaquelini Dias dos. Cochlear implant in children with cerebral palsy. 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB/SDB) Bauru.

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