Examining potential barriers to early intervention access in Australian hearing impaired children

Francis Lai, Claire Amy Serraglio, Jenepher Martin

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Abstract

Early intervention for children with hearing loss involves assistance in oral speech development, optimal use of hearing devices and fostering a holistic partnership between allied health and the children s families. Adequate access to early intervention has been shown to be vital in the positive development of long term language and social outcomes. However, there has been limited research to identify the factors which may influence access. This study aimed to explore whether access to early intervention by children with hearing loss is affected by: geographical location, socio-economic status and ethnic-minority family status.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507 - 512
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume78
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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