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Glue ear - a common but complicated childhood condition

Capewell, C. (2016) Glue ear - a common but complicated childhood condition. Journal of Research in Special Education Needs. 16(2), pp. 122-131. 1471-3802.

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Abstract: The changes in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice extends the provision for those people aged 0–25 years and focuses more on disabilities, such as hearing difficulties. There is a particular focus on anticipating needs rather than waiting for ‘special educational’ needs to develop. This paper considers the implications of these changes for educators in providing appropriate support for young people with glue ear. This common condition affects about 80% of children under 7 years of age when they are developing their social and language skills and can result in permanent hearing impairment. This paper draws upon research which adapted and combined the methodologies of Photovoice and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to encourage a small sample of young people, and their mothers, to reflect upon their experience of chronic glue ear. The participants in this research explained that there were few adaptations made in the classroom to help minimise the impact of their hearing loss. Educational professionals appear to have a low awareness about the social, behavioural and cognitive effects of the condition on pupils. This may indicate that they would benefit from training in the potential impacts of it for their pupils.
Additional Information: A pre-publication version of this article was made available electronically by the publisher on 29 January 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Glue ear, Photovoice, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), student voice, social development
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology > RF110 Otology. Diseases of the ear > RF225 Otitis media in children
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC3950 Exceptional children and youth. Special education > LC4001 Children and youth with disabilities. Learning disabled children and youth
Creators: Capewell, Carmel
Publisher: Wiley
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Education, Training and Skills
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculty of Education & Humanities
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities

Research Centre > Centre for Special Needs Education and Research
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Special Needs Education and Research
Date: 5 April 2016
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 122-131
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Research in Special Education Needs
Volume: 16
Number: 2
Language: English
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-3802.12100
ISSN: 1471-3802
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/7307

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