Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 1997) mandates that the IEP consider the language and communication needs of the child and the need for assistive technologies.
Speech Children speak what they hear. As functional hearing decreases Increase in segmental errors Increase in suprasegmental errors Overall reduced intelligibility
Speech Focus on phonemes “ch” example Focus on nasality Focus on prosody
Language Limited access to word learning opportunities Less “sparkle” Lack of adjectives and adverbs Lack of diversity in sentence structures The case of the missing /s/ Pragmatics
Language Literacy Reading Phonology::Orthography Writing
Therapy domains Communication between parent & child Understanding of complex concepts/discourse Vocabulary World knowledge Self-expression Growth of syntax and pragmatics Narrative skills Social competency