volume 146, issue 4, Pe20200557 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0557
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Jareen Meinzen-Derr, Susan Wiley, Wendy Grove, Mekibib Altaye, Marcus Gaffney, Ashley Satterfield-Nash, Alonzo T. Folger, Georgina Peacock, Coleen Boyle

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) have improved language outcomes when enrolled in early intervention (EI) before the age of 6 months. Little is understood about the long-term impact of EI on outcomes of kindergarten readiness (K-readiness). The study objective was to evaluate the impact of EI before the age of 6 months (early) versus after 6 months (later) on K-readiness in children who are D/HH. METHODS: In this study, we leveraged data from the Ohio Early Hearing Detection and Inte…

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