Friday, April 11, 2008

Speech Perception Testing 9-month post-activation (4/11/2008)

I received the Speech & Language assessment report from Children's regarding Nichole's referral for a second (bilateral) implant. The clinician had interviewed Nichole, asking her lots of questions, and had her do a list of Word Association for Syllable Perception (WASP) words that she had been tested on last year, prior to receiving her first implant. On the original pre-implant testing, Nichole scored a 33% accuracy with auditory-only information. On the retest with her CI (now 9 month post-activation), she scored 96% accuracy!!! Now if *that* doesn't show people the benefit of a CI, I don't know what does!

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