Pre-Implant Communication Treatment (PICT)
This NIH-funded project examines the effects of systematically teaching parents to use visual, tactile, responsive and interactive communication support strategies on pre-implantation prelinguistic communication and post-implantation spoken language skills. Your child may be eligible to participate if he/she: •Is between 6 and 30 months •Has a hearing loss Participants will receive (at no cost): •Comprehensive language assessments 4 times over 18 to 30 months •Monthly speech and language check-ups •Assessment reports about your child’s language development •Some money for your time Participants will be randomly chosen to receive either parent training and monthly language check-ups or monthly language check-ups only. Only the children assigned to the parent intervention group will receive: Weekly, 1 hour parent training sessions at home for six months where parents learn language teaching strategies. If you are interested in participating in the PICT research project, please complete this form [participation form].