Iranian Journal of Public Health 2014. 43(3):367-71.

Developing a bilingual "persian cued speech" website for parents and professionals of children with hearing impairment.
Guita Movallali, Firoozeh Sajedi

Abstract


The use of the internet as a source of information gathering, self-help and support is becoming increasingly recognized. Parents and professionals of children with hearing impairment have been shown to seek information about different communication approaches online. Cued Speech is a very new approach to Persian speaking pupils. Our aim was to develop a useful website to give related information about Persian Cued Speech to parents and professionals of children with hearing impairment.All Cued Speech websites from different countries that fell within the first ten pages of Google and Yahoo search-engines were assessed. Main subjects and links were studied. All related information was gathered from the websites, textbooks, articles etc.Using a framework that combined several criteria for health-information websites, we developed the Persian Cued Speech website for three distinct audiences (parents, professionals and children).An accurate, complete, accessible and readable resource about Persian Cued Speech for parents and professionals is available now.

Keywords


Cued speech;Hearing impaired;Parents;Website

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