Current Issues on Language Education for Young Hearing-Impaired Children
In 1961 Suzuki and Ogiba  reported the Conditioned Orientation Reflex (COR) audiometry. This hearing test made it possible to obtain reliable audiogram from young children under three years of age. At that time, however, there was no means of habilitation for such a young child in Japan. Under these circumstances I found “home training” as an early intervention service might methodologically be the best to the parents and their child. The main purpose of my home training program is to facilitate acquisition of language in young hearing-impaired children. My home training program started in 1968 . Since then, more than 2500 young hearing-impaired children have participated in this program.
KeywordsHearing Loss Sign Language Language Education Cochlear Implantation American Sign Language
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