Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Good health: new recommendations on hearing loss in children with Down syndrome, from UK

Information posted by the Down's Syndrome Association (UK):
New evidence indicates that children with Down's syndrome may not compensate for early episodes of glue ear as easily as children who do not have Down's syndrome or overcome its effects on speech and language development. The authors of this important new research highlight the need for speech and language therapy services to be involved as soon as a child is diagnosed with severe, ongoing hearing difficulties and suggest that joint clinics with audiologists could be helpful.
A link is provided to a summary of this study:
Laws, G., & Hall, A. (2014). Early hearing loss and language abilities in children with Down syndrome. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. Early View. DOI: 10.1111/1460-6984.12077 

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