Facilitating Children with Hearing Impairment Towards Inclusive Education in Malaysia: Document Analysis of Pediatric Clinical Audiology Guidelines
- inclusive education, audiology, clinical practice, document analysis
Inclusive education (IE) is a worldwide trend. Academic outcomes of students studying in inclusive setting varied. This is closely related to the early intervention the children with hearing impairment (HI) received in their early years. Audiologists are the front liners who deal with young children with hearing losses regarding hearing diagnosis and intervention. Unfortunately, there are limited audiology clinical practice guidelines focusing on facilitating children towards IE. In addition, the available guidelines might not be suitable for local use. As part of a larger study to propose a new paediatric audiology clinical guidelines for Malaysia use, this article analyzed the existing leading documents (document analysis) internationally i.e. American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in order to identify the suitable topics for data convergence in order to prepare the pediatric audiology clinical practice guidelines for Malaysia use later. Two phases of document analysis were performed on the AAA and ASHA websites. Phase I identified 14 (45 with subtopics) relevant topics out of 19 from AAA and 174 (312 with subtopics) topics out of 186 from ASHA. At the phase II of document analysis, a total of 53 topics (9 topics from AAA and 44 topics from ASHA) out of 357 topics (14.9%) were selected in the final phase. These topics were then labelled with thematic coding based on three categories of pediatric audiology: general pediatric audiology topics, pediatric audiology assessments, and pediatric audiologic (re) habilitation. These identified relevant topics are suitable for convergence of data to prepare a guideline for Malaysia use in facilitating children with HI towards IE.
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TY - CONF AU - Cheu Lih Aw AU - Lay Wah Lee AU - Aznan Che Ahmad PY - 2019/12 DA - 2019/12 TI - Facilitating Children with Hearing Impairment Towards Inclusive Education in Malaysia: Document Analysis of Pediatric Clinical Audiology Guidelines BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Special Education (ICSE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 185 EP - 188 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125928852 ID - Aw2019/12 ER -