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Outcomes of cochlear implanted children with cerebral palsy: A holistic approach

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Jaquelini Dias dos Santos, Maria [1] ; Cusin Lamonica, Dionisia Aparecida [1] ; Leme de Moura Ribeiro, Maria Valeriana [2] ; McCracken, Wendy [3] ; do Nascimento Silva, Leandra Tabanez [4] ; Costa, Orozimbo Alves [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Audiol & Speech Language Pathol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Dept Neurol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Manchester, Sch Psychol Sci, Manchester, Lancs - England
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Audiol Res Ctr, Hosp Rehabil Craniofacial Anomalies, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; v. 79, n. 7, p. 1090-1095, JUL 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Objective: Analyze the progress of hearing and language in a group of children with cerebral palsy (CP) who have received cochlear implants (CI) and compare their progress in the clinical and functional domains. Methods: This is a prospective transdisciplinary study developed within a tertiary referral center, with a group of nine cochlear-implanted children with CP, two- to seven-year-old. The assessments undertaken included audiological, language, and communication assessments complemented by the assessment of functional abilities and the level of independence as evaluated by the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) and Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS). Results: The outcomes varied, as two children achieved hearing comprehension in open-set evaluations. These children presented the same type of CP, athetosis, but with different functional skills and GMFCS levels. Only one of the subjects had any spoken language at the single-word level. Conclusions: A holistic view of change and development is central to understanding progress made in children with CP who received cochlear implants (CI). The functional evaluation of these children with CP is a useful tool for monitoring their progress and measuring their outcomes with CI. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/03202-5 - Cochlear implant in children with cerebral palsy
Grantee:Maria Jaquelini Dias dos Santos
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master