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About Reports and Publications

Reports and Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Benefits of early identification for speech and language development 
  • Benefits of early cochlear implantation
  • Parent sensitivity to the communication needs of their deaf infant
  • Service provision across Health and Education
  • Professional guidance in working with families with deaf infants

Benefits of early identification for speech and language development

Communication and language development in early identified deaf and hearing infants. H.M. Robinshaw (1993). Final report to The Moorgate Trust. PhD Dissertation, University of Cambridge.

Deaf infants, early intervention and language acquisition. H.M. Robinshaw (1994). Early Child Development and Care, 99, 1-22.

Early intervention for hearing impairment: Identifying and measuring differences in the timing of communication and language development. H.M. Robinshaw (1995). British Journal of Audiology, 29, 315-334.

The pattern of development from non-communicative behaviour to language by deaf and hearing infants. H.M. Robinshaw (1996). British Journal of Audiology, 30, 177-198.

Paediatric Auditory Habilitation in Japan. H.M. Robinshaw, Ed. (1996). Special Issue Early Child Development and Care 122, 1-112.

Benefits of early cochlear implantation

Speech acquisition using a cochlear implant. H.M. Robinshaw (1994). Technical report to the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust.

Summary points from the study on the auditory development and speech acquisition of the first British congenitally deaf infant learning to use a cochlear implant. H.M. Robinshaw (1994). Non-technical report to the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust.

Assessing the acquisition of the auditory, communicative and linguistic skills of a congenitally deaf infant pre- and post-cochlear implantation. H.M. Robinshaw and R. Evans (1995). Journal of the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf, 20, 8-22.

Acquisition of speech, pre- and post-cochlear implantation: A longitudinal study of a congenitally deaf infant. H.M. Robinshaw (1996). European Journal of Disorders of Communication, 31, 121-139.

An assessment of auditory skills two and four years post paediatric cochlear implantation: Changes in habilitative approach. H.M. Robinshaw (Internal publication only)

Parent sensitivity to the communication needs of their deaf infant

Caregiver’s sensitivity to the communicative and linguistic needs of their deaf infants. H.M. Robinshaw and R. Evans (1995). Early Child Development and Care 109,23-41.

Early identification of hearing-impairment and postnatal depression: Are mothers at risk? H.M. Robinshaw (2002). Deafness at birth to two website (Commissioned article)

Service provision across Health and Education

Service provision for pre-school deaf children. R. Evans and H.M. Robinshaw (1999). Report to the Nuffield Foundation. ISBN 1-9023 16-09-6

Community-based provision for young deaf children aged from birth to five years. R. Evans and H.M. Robinshaw (2000). Early Child Development and Care 165, 105-144.

Parent’s perspectives of service provision for pre-school children who are deaf and their families. H.M. Robinshaw (2000). Deafness at birth to two website (Commissioned article)

Service provision for pre-school children who are deaf: Parent’s perspectives. H.M. Robinshaw and R. Evans (2001). Early Child Development and Care 168, 63-94.

Service provision for pre-school children who are deaf. H.M. Robinshaw and R. Evans (2003). Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, 2, 3-39.

Acquisition of hearing, listening and speech skills by and during key stage 1. H.M. Robinshaw (2007). Early Child Development and Care 177, 661-678.

Professional guidance in working with families with deaf infants

RNID & NDCS Joint Initiative on training issues for professionals working with deaf children under five and their families. Contributor (2000).

Statement of professional competencies

Summary content of training

Professional training issues

Tools and references to support the assessment, monitoring, targeting and evaluation of work with pre-school deaf children and their families. H.M. Robinshaw (2000) Deafness at birth to two website (Commissioned article)

NDCS Quality Standards in the Early Years: Guidelines on working with deaf children under two years old and their families. (2002) ISBN 0 904691 66 7

Guides for parents to promote the communicative competence of pre-school deaf infants. H.M. Robinshaw (2003). Final report to the Community Fund.

Early Support Pilot Programme: Monitoring Protocol (Consultant to DfES 2004)

Early Support Pilot Programme: Level 2 Materials for Professionals (Consultant to DfES 2004)