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CoDAS

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Abstract

JACOB, Regina Tangerino de Souza et al. Participation in regular classroom of student with hearing loss: frequency modulation System use. CoDAS [online]. 2014, vol.26, n.4, pp.308-314. ISSN 2317-1782.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2317-1782/201420130027.

PURPOSE:

Translate and adapt to Portuguese the Classroom Participation Questionnaire (CPQ) and compare the participation in regular classroom of students with hearing impairment with and without the use of frequency modulation (FM) System.

METHODS:

The translation and adaptation of CPQ included the translation into Portuguese, linguistic adaptation and review of grammatical and idiomatic equivalences. The questionnaire was administered to 15 children and teenagers using hearing aids (HA) and/or cochlear implant (CI), fitted with personal FM System.

RESULTS:

The translation of the English CPQ into the Portuguese instrument resulted in the "Questionário de participação em sala de aula" with the same number of questions as the original version; regarding linguistic adaptation, no difficulty was observed in the understanding of the items proposed in the application for students with hearing loss.

CONCLUSION:

The CPQ instrument was translated and culturally adapted for the Brazilian population, being named "Questionário de participação em sala de aula"in the Portuguese version. The study contributes to observation and monitoring of participation in regular classroom of students with hearing impairment using FM System. In general, students reported increased confidence and participation in the classroom with the use of FM System.

Keywords : Education; Hearing Loss; Hearing Aids; Questionnaires; Child.

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