Quality Standards for Rehabilitation of Children receiving cochlear implants

Leo De Raeve was one of the leading authors of a recent published article on “Quality Standard for Rehabilitation of Young Deaf Children Receiving Cochlear Implants”. It is one of the outcomes of the European KA202 Erasmus+ project ‘VOICE’, Ref. No.: 2020-1-RO01-KA202-080059.
The article has been published recently in ‘Medicina’ as part of a Special Issue on ‘Current Trends in Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Pathology’ and is available online:
Website: https://lnkd.in/djBSDVe4
PDF Version: https://lnkd.in/dVyJcxbD

The paper used a Delphi method, consulting with experts worldwide to produce the quality standard. The standard aims to  “optimize the activity of speech rehabilitation specialists so that they reach the optimal level of expertise.” The standard focus on the role and skills of the multidisciplinary team, what types of intervention are effective, how to ensure parental involvement, programming and communication approaches. This standard will be extremely useful as a baseline for professionals but also to inform parents and advocates about what approaches, expertise and interventions work and should be available to them and their children in their own contexts.

You can also download the Quality Standards for rehabilitation of young deaf children receiving CI’s from the project website: https://lnkd.in/dBuri3qA. At this website you can also download a handbook for therapists, you can follow an e-training course on rehab and there is a lot of information available for parents.
Do have a look!





7 August 2023