Teletherapy to address language disparities in deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
Teletherapy in deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
What is the goal of the study?
This study seeks to determine the effectiveness of speech/language teletherapy to address disparities in speech and language outcomes in children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (D/HH). In this study, Usual Care refers to standard of care AH protocols for children who are D/HH. Usual Care plus Access refers to standard of care AH protocols plus access to supplemental specialized home-based speech-language teletherapy. a) Specific Aim 1 (Primary Objective): To compare the effectiveness of Usual Care versus Usual Care plus Access on hearing-health outcomes due to income disparities among D/HH children. b) Specific Aim 2 (Secondary Objective): In a secondary analysis, compare the effectiveness of Usual Care versus Usual Care plus the utilization of teletherapy in sub-groups of D/HH children experiencing disparities.
Who can participate in the study?
Please contact the study team listed below to learn more.