Developmental dysgraphia with profound hearing impairment: Intervention by auditory methods enabled by cochlear implant

Kunihiro Fukushima, Akihiro Kawasaki, Rie Nagayasu, Kazuya Kunisue, Yukihide Maeda, Shin Kariya, Yuko Kataoka, Kazunori Nishizaki

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Learning disability combined with hearing impairment (LDHI) is a poor prognostic factor for the language development of hearing impaired children after educational intervention. A typical example of a child with LDHI and effective interventions provided by cochlear implants are presented in this report. A case of congenital cytomegaloviral infection that showed dysgraphia as well as profound deafness was reported and an underlying visual processing problem diagnosed in the present case caused the patient's dysgraphia. The dysgraphia could be circumvented by the use of auditory memory fairly established by a cochlear implant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-254
Number of pages5
JournalAuris Nasus Larynx
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008



  • Cochlear implant
  • Congenital cytomegalovirus infection
  • Deafness
  • Developmental dyslexia
  • Kana dysgraphia
  • Learning difficulty
  • Prelingual hearing impairment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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