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Academic Performance of Hearing Impaired Children Who Received Early Intervention


Author

Amin Fatima Choudhry

Supervisor

Hafiza Shabnum Noor

Department

Riphah college of Rehabilitation and Allied Health sciences

Program

MS in speech and language pathology

Institute

Riphah international university

Institute Type

Private

Campus Location

Quaid-e-azam industrial estate, Lahore Campus

City

Lahore

Province

Punjab

Country

Pakistan

Degree Starting Year

2019

Degree End Year

2021

Viva Year

2021

Thesis Completing Year

2021

Thesis Completion Status

Completed

Page

135

Subject

Speech and Language pathology

Language

English

Keywords


Early intervention, Hearing impairment, Academic performance,

Abstract

Background: For proper development of every child, hearing plays a vital role, especially for children who are younger than 5 years, because it is said to be the most crucial time period for speech and language development. Hearing impairment can cause emotional, social, and academic problems. Early screening, diagnosis, intervention, and management have positive effects on the child’s emotional, social, familial as well as on the academic performance. Objective: To find out the academic performance of hearing impaired children who received early intervention in Lahore. Methodology: The study included randomly selected 97 hearing impaired students aging between 4-12 years with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), using hearing aids/cochlear implant studying in hamza foundation, Lahore. Data was collected by visiting selected special institutes/schools, teachers of participants filled a questionnaire to evaluate school performance and academic reports of final grade examination were collected. Data obtained was analyzed through SPSS version 25. Results: Results indicate that children with hearing impaired who received early intervention had good results in English, Science and Maths ranging between 80 to 99 % while had fair results in Urdu and Islamiyat in between 70-79 % grades. Hence, we can say that hearing impaired children (age 4 to 12) have good academic performance in many subjects. Conclusion: Children with hearing impairment have complications in some areas of academics, especially in listening and imitation of subjects like Urdu (structure of words) or Islamiyat (due to Arabic talafuz) but also have great academic performance in Math, English, Science and Social studies with overall grades between 80 to 90 %. Key Words: Early intervention, Hearing impairment, Academic performance,

ID

ARI-85021

Added

2021-12-07 23:11:22

Modified

2021-12-13 18:54:53