Documents: look here for useful information handouts and assessment tools, many available under a creative commons licence www.creativecommons.org as we want you to adapt them to suit the families you support.
Video: hear from families in their own words on many issues relating to having a cochlear implant and ongoing support
Powerpoint: Liked the interactive module, want a powerpoint version you can adapt to use for training others?
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Categories of Auditory Performance (CAP)
Categories of Auditory Performance (CAP) is an index consisting of eight performance categories, relating to auditory perception. It is arranged in a hierarchy of skills that increase in difficulty for example from the ability to perceive environmental sounds right up to using the telephone. It is widely used in the range of current research on children with cochlear implants and is an easy to use tool for monitoring progress.
Categories of Auditory Performance by The Ear Foundation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
Speech Intelligibility Rating (SIR)
The Speech Intelligibitly rating scale is a practical and reliable clinical measure of speech intelligibility. It consists of a five point rating scale that increases in levels of complexity along with the child’s speech production. For example it starts with a rating of “unintelligible speech” right up to a child being rated as having “connected speech that is intelligible to all listeners. The child is easily understood in everyday contexts”. SiR provides an early baseline of speech intelligibility skills as well as monitoring changes in speech over time. It is included in a number of research studies on large groups of deaf children.
Speech Intelligibility Rating by The Ear Foundation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
More Resources for Assessment & Monitoring
Recommended Face to Face Courses from The Ear Foundation
- Nottingham Early Assessment Package
- New Reynell Developmental Language
- ACE: Assessment of Comprehension and Expression
- TAIT Video analyis
- SNAP Dragons