As part of the knowledge transfer competition organized by Cirris, Dominique Demers, a doctoral student in The team of Pr François Bergeron, presents her research project.
Severe-profound deafness limits access to sounds and causes significant impacts on the development of hearing and language skills in deaf children who frequently fall behind. Several factors impact these skills; the rehabilitation approach would be one of the most significant factors. However, in both clinical and research, there is no consensus on the choice of rehabilitation approach. The present project, divided into a systematic review and a multicenter study of more than 200 children, aims to summarize and criticize the state of knowledge on the effectiveness of rehabilitation approaches, identify the factors contributing to the auditory and language development of children followed in a signed approach and finally compare the effectiveness of approaches with and without signs.