A Survey of Professionals Delivering Speech-Language Services to Children With Hearing Loss Open Access
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A survey was conducted to describe the demographic characteristics and perceived adequacy of pre-professional training of those providing speech-language services to children with hearing loss. Results indicated that, while speech-language pathologists are the major providers of speech-language teaching, audiologists and educators also provide these services. Speech-language pathologists reported that they felt they were better prepared in the fundamentals of speech and language, but least prepared in specific areas related to audiology, deafness, and clinical procedures with clients who are deaf or hard of hearing.