Cochlear Implant Patient Assessment is an invaluable clinical reference for every cochlear implant audiologist and speech-language pathologist working with the adult or pediatric populations.
This unique text is designed to provide information on best practices assessment of implant candidacy as well as the postoperative assessment of performance over the long term. This book is written for audiologists, speech-language pathologists and deaf educators to serve as a clinical handbook on the assessment tools and therapeutic intervention that are critical during the pre- and post-implant periods. Given that the numbers of both adult and pediatric cochlear implant recipients continue to increase, more and more clinicians will be expected to gain and maintain a level of experience surrounding the clinical management of this population. Though this book contains useful information for even the most seasoned clinicians, it will serve an especially important role in the education and training of students and clinicians being introduced to cochlear implant clinical practice. Having an experienced audiologist and speech-language pathologist authoring this work unites the inter-disciplinary nature of this practice.
Table of contents
· FDA Candidacy for Cochlear Implantation
· Elements of Preoperative Assessment: Adults
· Pediatric Cochlear Implant Candidate Selection
· The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in the Assessment of Pediatric Cochlear Implant Candidacy
· Non-traditional Candidates for Cochlear Implantation
· Elements of Postoperative Assessment: Adult Implant Recipients
· Elements of Postoperative Assessment: Pediatric Implant Recipients
· The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist and Teacher of the Deaf in the Post-operative Assessment of Children
· Assessing Pre-and Postoperative Outcomes for Adults and Children: What Does the Future Hold and What Might We Be Missing?