Paediatric provision

  • Maryanne Tate


Language forms the basis of our communication and our education. We all use language to adjust to our world. Without language our experience would be very different and our lives would be very difficult. Children begin to learn language skills from the very earliest age and their ability to understand and to use speech develops naturally over a very short space of time. The normal baby progresses from babble to using complex sentences in a period of less than three years. However, this rapid natural development is interrupted if a child cannot hear normally.


Hearing Loss Eustachian Tube Deaf Child Impaired Child Sound Level Meter 
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Further Reading

  1. Davies, H. and Fallowfield, L. (1991) Counselling and Communication in Health Care, J. Wiley and Sons, Chichester.Google Scholar
  2. McCormick, B. (1988) Paediatric Audiology 0–5 years, Taylor and Francis, London.Google Scholar
  3. Murgatroyd, S. (1985) Counselling and Helping, Methuen, London.Google Scholar
  4. National Deaf Children’s Society (1990) Audiological Services for Children — Recommended Practice, The National Deaf Children’s Society, London.Google Scholar
  5. Nolan, M. and Tucker, I. (1988) The Hearing Impaired Child and the Family, Souvenir Press, London.Google Scholar
  6. Northern, J.L. and Downs, M.P. (1984) Hearing in Children, 3rd edn, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore.Google Scholar
  7. Tucker, I. and Nolan, M. (1984) Educational Audiology, Croom Helm, London.Google Scholar

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© Maryanne Tate 1994

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