This article reports the relationships between a large number of child- and family-related factors and children’s functional outcomes, according to parental report, in the domains of spoken language communication, social skills and participation, academic achievement, and independence and identity, through a series of stepwise regression analyses. Parents of 247 children who had received cochlear implants in three eastern states of Australia completed a survey on their expectations and experiences of their children’s outcomes with cochlear implants. A number of the independent variables were found to be associated, either positively or negatively, with children’s outcomes. Implications for cochlear implant professionals, early intervention programmes, and educational authorities are discussed.
Cochlear Implants International / Vol. 12, No. 2, pp.94-104