Childhood deafness: new perspectives for intervention

Cognitive, psychological and logopedic aspects

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 17x24

Pages: 286

ISBN: 978-88-590-1639-7

Publication date: 01/09/2018

Suitable for: Pre-nursery (ages 0-3), Nursery 1st Level (ages 3-4), Nursery 2nd Level (ages 4-5), Primary 1st level (ages 6-7), Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10)


The volume, produced in collaboration with authors with many years of experience in research, evaluation and / or treatment of deafness, presents the results of the most recent studies on the medical, neuropsychological and rehabilitative aspects of deafness.  It describes in complete detail the phases of assessment of auditory-perceptual, cognitive and linguistic skills, and takes into due consideration the linguistic, learning and listening contexts. Particular attention is given to the importance of taking care of the whole family in the belief that dealing with deafness does not mean only dealing with aspects related to hearing loss, but also and above all accompanying and supporting the family along the path of choices that they have to make (digital prostheses, cochlear implant, use of sign language, type of speech therapy, type of school, etc.). For the first time in a single volume, very different logopedic approaches, sometimes opposed to each other, are presented together, both from a theoretical and practical point of view, with examples of application, to offer families and workers a wide, not ideologically connoted, view on deafness and on the possibilities of treatment.

CH. 1 Etiology, types and degrees of deafness
CH. 2 Diagnosis of deafness: audiological tests, precocity of diagnosis, brain plasticity
CH. 3 The psychological aspects of the family following the diagnosis of a child’s deafness
CH. 4 The overall audiological and logopedic evaluation of the deaf child in the first year and a half of life
CH. 5 Assistive listening devices: hearing aids and cochlear implant
CH. 6 The conscious choices

SECOND PART Methods and treatments for language education
CH. 7 The auditory-verbal approach
CH. 8 The bimodal method
CH. 9 Bilingual education
CH. 10 The child with disabilities associated with deafness
CH. 11 The Logogenia method
CH. 12 The holistic approach

THIRD PART The evaluation of outcomes
CH. 13 Evaluation of cognitive development
CH. 14 Evaluation of perceptive-auditory abilities
CH. 15 Evaluation of the spoken language
CH. 16 Evaluation of sign language and linguistic contexts
CH. 17 Listening contexts
CH. 18 Cognitive load during listening
CH. 19 Building a correct functional diagnosis