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Audiological, motor and language development follow-up of infants at risk for deafness.

Grant number: 10/00001-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2010
Effective date (End): November 30, 2010
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal researcher:Maria Cecília Marconi Pinheiro Lima
Grantee:Thais Fernanda Oliveira Rolim de Moura
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


From birth, vision and hearing remain functionally integrated into the motor system, being sensible the rapid incorporation of information, once the child is eagerly interested in learning. In general, children with risk factors for progressive hearing loss, or late-onset central to change at early ages are more likely to have changes and / or deviations in their psychomotor development. In this study, we seek to follow and meet the motor development and language of children born at term and preterm infants with risk indicators for hearing impairment over the first two years of life. They will be subject to this study children who attend the Center for Studies and Research in Rehabilitation "Pastor Dr. Gabriel Porto (CEPRE), School of Medical Sciences (FCM-UNICAMP) for Emissions Testing and Cochlea Palpebral Reflex, which remained in rooming, aged between four months and two years. Will be held in four-month period, behavioral hearing evaluation and language assessment of the middle ear and evaluation of motor behavior in infants who present with risk factors for hearing loss. Should be assessed an average of seven babies a week. The data will be analyzed by the computer program SPSS.

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