Flipsen conducted a literature search to answer the question—what might be the outcome for a hearing-impaired child whose access to amplification is delayed (with no sign language in the interim)? This study was written as a guide for clinicians on searching the literature and making predictions for their own clients. Four studies were identified, showing that delayed access to a cochlear implant (meaning, waiting until age 2 or 3), is predictive of speech–language delays into late childhood/early adulthood.
Hansen & Scott reviewed the autism intervention literature to find evidence-based practices for children with both autism and hearing loss. In short… there really aren’t any (yet).
Shollenbarger et al. showed that 1st graders who speak nonmainstream American English (NMAE) may perform worse on phonological awareness tasks involving final consonant clusters (CVCC words) than children who speak mainstream American English. The authors urge caution when using CVCC words to assess rhyming and phoneme segmentation in children who speak NMAE.
Hansen, S. & Scott, J. (2017). A Systematic Review of the Autism Research with Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Communication Disorders Quarterly. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1525740117728475.
Shollenbarger, A. J., Robinson, G. C., Taran, V., & Choi, S. (2017). How African American English-speaking first graders segment and rhyme words and nonwords with final consonant clusters. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, 48(4), 273–285.