Recommended Audiometric Screening Strategies With Preschool-Age English Language Learners This article describes the increase of English language learners (ELLs) in the preschool population across the United States and the pressing need for audiologists and other individuals performing preschool hearing screenings to adequately screen this population. The authors then present a university-based, regional, early childhood collaborative screening program. The authors ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2011
Recommended Audiometric Screening Strategies With Preschool-Age English Language Learners
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jennifer E. Weber
    University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • Mark Guiberson
    University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
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Hearing Disorders / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity
Article   |   October 01, 2011
Recommended Audiometric Screening Strategies With Preschool-Age English Language Learners
SIG 14 Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations, October 2011, Vol. 18, 57-62. doi:10.1044/cds18.3.57
SIG 14 Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations, October 2011, Vol. 18, 57-62. doi:10.1044/cds18.3.57

This article describes the increase of English language learners (ELLs) in the preschool population across the United States and the pressing need for audiologists and other individuals performing preschool hearing screenings to adequately screen this population. The authors then present a university-based, regional, early childhood collaborative screening program. The authors also present general strategies for screening preschool-age populations as well as specific strategies to screen the audiometric status of young ELLs.

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