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Title: A Process and Outcome Evaluation of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Assessment and Treatment Implementation Program for Infants and toddlers with Hearing Loss – Enhancing (Re)habilitation (CATIPIHLER)
Authors: Leekoff, Mark
Keywords: Public Health;Children's Hospital of Philadelphia;Children;Infants;Hearing Loss;CATIPIHLER;Outcomes
Issue Date: 26-Sep-2011
Abstract: Background/Purpose: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s CATIPIHLER program provides multidisciplinary support for early assessment and intervention for children who have been diagnosed with hearing loss. The program’s goal is to ensure that each child has the best chance of on-time development. The purpose of this study is to conduct a process and outcomes evaluation to see if the program is meeting the goals that was set at the program’s inception. Methods: A chart review was conducted on patients from 0-18 months that were referred to the CATIPIHLER program and ultimately enrolled and those who were referred, but ultimately did not enroll in 2008. Within group analyses was also done. Results: The time from hearing loss identification to amplification was not significantly different among the groups. In the Speech/Language component, the majority of patients were developmentally on time in testing. For early intervention, the robustly involved group was significantly more likely to be in enrolled in a program; however they were not more likely than the other groups to receive hearing loss-appropriate services. Conclusions/Recommendations: The CATIPIHLER program is effective in ensuring that patients are enrolled in early intervention services. However, the program does not increase a participant’s chances of receiving appropriate early intervention services for children with hearing loss. Some recommendations include more consistent recording for information for evaluation purposes and developing a mechanism of contacting early intervention programs to ensure what type of services the patient is getting and the appropriateness of such services.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/3621
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