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Articles by Ivette Cruz
Based on 3 articles published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, Ivette Cruz wrote the following 3 articles about Hearing Disorders.
 
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1 Article Identification of effective strategies to promote language in deaf children with cochlear implants. 2013

Cruz, Ivette / Quittner, Alexandra L / Marker, Craig / DesJardin, Jean L / Anonymous5010737. ·Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA. icruz@med.miami.edu ·Child Dev · Pubmed #23002910.

ABSTRACT: Parental involvement and communication are essential for language development in young children. However, hearing parents of deaf children face challenges in providing language input to their children. This study utilized the largest national sample of deaf children receiving cochlear implants, with the aim of identifying effective facilitative language techniques. Ninety-three deaf children (≤ 2 years) were assessed at 6 implant centers prior to and for 3 years following implantation. All parent-child interactions were videotaped, transcribed, and coded at each assessment. Analyses using bivariate latent difference score modeling indicated that higher versus lower level strategies predicted growth in expressive language and word types predicted growth in receptive language over time. These effective, higher level strategies could be used in early intervention programs.

2 Article Effects of maternal sensitivity and cognitive and linguistic stimulation on cochlear implant users' language development over four years. 2013

Quittner, Alexandra L / Cruz, Ivette / Barker, David H / Tobey, Emily / Eisenberg, Laurie S / Niparko, John K / Anonymous870737. ·Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA. aquittner@miami.edu ·J Pediatr · Pubmed #22985723.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of observed maternal sensitivity (MS), cognitive stimulation (CS), and linguistic stimulation on the 4-year growth of oral language in young, deaf children receiving a cochlear implant. Previous studies of cochlear implants have not considered the effects of parental behaviors on language outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: In this prospective, multisite study, we evaluated parent-child interactions during structured and unstructured play tasks and their effects on oral language development in 188 deaf children receiving a cochlear implant and 97 normal-hearing children as controls. Parent-child interactions were rated on a 7-point scale using the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Early Childcare Study codes, which have well-established psychometric properties. Language was assessed using the MacArthur Bates Communicative Development Inventories, the Reynell Developmental Language Scales, and the Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language. RESULTS: We used mixed longitudinal modeling to test our hypotheses. After accounting for early hearing experience and child and family demographics, MS and CS predicted significant increases in the growth of oral language. Linguistic stimulation was related to language growth only in the context of high MS. CONCLUSION: The magnitude of effects of MS and CS on the growth of language was similar to that found for age at cochlear implantation, suggesting that addressing parenting behaviors is a critical target for early language learning after implantation.

3 Article Language and behavioral outcomes in children with developmental disabilities using cochlear implants. 2012

Cruz, Ivette / Vicaria, Ishabel / Wang, Nae-Yuh / Niparko, John / Quittner, Alexandra L / Anonymous9510728. ·Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33136, USA. icruz@med.miami.edu ·Otol Neurotol · Pubmed #22699986.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: Over the past decade, the number of deaf children with developmental disabilities receiving cochlear implants has increased dramatically. However, little is known about the developmental outcomes of these children post-implantation. The current study evaluated oral language and behavioral outcomes over 3 years after implantation in a sample of typically developing deaf children and children with developmental disabilities. STUDY DESIGN: A three year longitudinal study of the effects of cochlear implantation on language and behavioral outcomes in children with and without additional disabilities. SETTING: Six cochlear implant centers in the United States. PATIENTS: The study cohort consisted of 188 deaf children. Eighty-five percent of the sample (n = 157) had a single diagnosis of severe to profound hearing loss and 15% (n = 31) had an additional disability. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Oral language was assessed using the Reynell Developmental Language Scales, and behavioral outcomes were assessed using the Child Behavior Checklist. RESULTS: Results using multilevel modeling indicated that deaf children with and without additional disabilities improved significantly in oral language skills post-implantation. However, children with additional disabilities made slower progress. In terms of specific diagnoses, children with developmental disorders, such as autism, made the slowest progress over time. In addition, behavior problems increased significantly in this group, whereas behavior problems decreased over 3 years in the typically developing deaf sample. CONCLUSION: Overall, given the improvements in expressive and receptive language skills documented over 3 years, these findings support the use of cochlear implants for deaf children with developmental disabilities.