Okayama JALT:

Language Acquisition by Cochlear Implant Infants Deafened by Meningitis

Date: Saturday, September 25th, 2010 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: C.J. Creighton

Description:
Bacterial meningitis causes sensorineural deafness in 13 to 30 per cent of infant survivors. Until the development of cochlear implants deafened children could acquire signed but not oral language. The language outcomes of 41 prelingually deafened children who received cochlear implants before three years of age were analyzed using the patient records at one implant centre in Australia. While the spoken language of these children was significantly better than it would have been without cochlear implants, there might be greater benefit with more language training.

Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Okayama JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen

Venue: Kibi International University Ekimae Campus 2-5 Iwata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama-City map

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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