Essay The Impact Of Academic Success On Deaf Children

1071 Words Nov 20th, 2016 5 Pages
Discussion The main conclusion to gain from this review is how academic success in deaf children birth through 10, school age 10 through 18, and overall age-span birth through 18 years of age have more academic success with a cochlear implants compared to children without a cochlear implant. The studies correlate with children who receive a cochlear implant early in life and this contributes to greater success academically for a deaf child. According to Bat-Chava et al. (2014), Geers & Nicholas (2013) and Levine (2016), early implantation of cochlear implants is best to achieve and maintain age-appropriate spoken language skills into and through the academic years for a child. The evidence shows cochlear implants are successful. Deaf children need the support in their younger years for better academic success in the future. Deaf children who do not receive a cochlear implantation until an older age may be a little behind academically; but seem to catch up once surgery occurs. Overall, after studying and reviewing each reference used, it was revealed that the implantation has helped deaf children academically. Cochlear implantation increases fine motor skills and strengthens relationship skills, making deaf children more successful in their academic years and further. There were limitations included in this study that could interfere with our research question. For example, the targeted research population was 5-18 years of age, only four of the articles incorporated into…

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