Research Publication

The Renwick Centre conducts research in areas relating to the education of children with sensory disabilities. Research Projects, Publications (Books, Books Chapters, Journal Articles, Conference Addresses) and Editorial Responsibilities for 2019.

Research projects (listed alphabetically by first named investigator)

  • The early communicative environment prior to and following cochlear implants: impact on children’s early communicative and cognitive development (Prof. Edith Bavin, Dr Julia Sarant, Prof. Candy Petersen, Dr Peter Busby, & Prof. Greg Leigh). Supported by ARC Linkage Grant LP 110100070.
  • Association between intra-operative Cochlear Response Telemetry (CREST) and hearing preservation. (Kerrie Plant, A/Prof. Catherine Birman & Dr Wai Kong Lai). Supported by Cochlear Ltd.
  • Feasibility study with the MOCA-H and HADS for elderly cochlear implant recipients
  • (A/Prof. Catherine Birman, Dr Fearghal Toner, & Rachelle Hassarati).
  • Choral participation for children who use cochlear implants (Jane Brew, Rachelle Hassarati, & Amandine Petit). Supported by Deafness Foundation.
  • e-IMP Online: Development of the Infant Monitor of vocal Production (IMP) as an online assessment instrument (Dr Robyn Cantle Moore). Supported by the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre.
  • Profiling the auditory-vocal progress of infants (<12 months of age) who are developmentally at risk for speech delay (Dr Robyn Cantle Moore). In affiliation with Telethon Speech & Hearing.
  • Longitudinal outcomes of hearing-impaired children: Early vs later intervention (Dr Teresa Ching, Prof., Dr Bonnie Parkinson, Prof. Linda Cupples, Prof. Greg Leigh, & Dr Cara Wong). National Acoustic Laboratories-led project supported by US National Institutes of Health, Grant Number: 2R01DC008080-11A1.
  • Significance of habilitation to newly implanted adult CI recipients (Kylie Chisholm & Rachelle Hassarati).
  • Hearing preservation outcomes of lateral wall and perimodolar electrodes at Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre (A/Prof. Melville da Cruz, Phillip Chu, Dr WaiKong Lai, & Karen Byth).
  • Beyond Speech: Towards better communication for children with hearing loss. (Prof. Katherine Demuth, A/Prof. Mridula Sharma, Prof. Greg Leigh, Inge Kaltenbrun, Dr Aleisha Davis, & Ms Alison King). Supported by ARC Linkage Grant LP180100534.
  • Simultaneous cochlear implantation and removal of acoustic neuroma. (Dr Robert Eisenberg, & Dr Halit Sanli).
  • Accessible UEB Online: Developing an on-line training program in the Unified English Braille Code for learners who are blind or have low vision (including family members and professionals with vision impairment). Supported by the JSDJS Foundation and the James N. Kirby Foundation. (Dr Frances Gentle).
  • UEB Online for Mathematics: Developing an on-line mathematics training program in the Unified English Braille Code for learners who are blind or have low vision (Dr Frances Gentle). Supported by the JLDJS Foundation, Skipper-Jacobs Charitable Trust, Thomas Hare Investments Trust, Duchen Family Foundation and the Sibley Endowment.
  • The role of data-logging and functional listening in monitoring client outcomes (Rachelle Hassarati, Dr WaiKong Lai, & Colleen Psarros).
  • A phase I/II nonrandomized, controlled trial, evaluating the safety and efficacy of neurotrophin gene therapy delivered during cochlear implant surgery. (Prof. Gary Housley, A/Prof. Catherine Birman, & Prof. Catherine McMahon). Supported by NHMRC, Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, and Cochlear Ltd.
  • Widening the scope of speech and language assessment in children with hearing loss from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. (Dr Sharon Hurt, Inge Kaltenbrunn, Kylie Chisholm, Rachelle Hassarati, & Allison Gangell).
  • Delayed diagnosis of misplacement of cochlear implants into the vestibule: A novel technique to reinsert the existing pre-curved electrode (CI-512 Contour Advance) (A/Prof. Jonathon Kong & Prof. William Gibson).
  • The effectiveness of telepractice in delivering specialist early intervention services to deaf and hard of hearing children and their families - PhD project (Melissa McCarthySupervisor/s: Prof. Greg Leigh & Prof Michael Arthur-Kelly).
  • The influence of processor upgrades on quality of life outcomes of CI recipients. (Eleanor McKendrick, Nichola Midgley, & Rachelle Hassarati).
  • The delivery of cochlear implantation related services in a remote access environment - PhD project - Macquarie University (Colleen Psarros - Supervisor/s: A/Prof Catherine McMahon, Prof. Greg Leigh & Prof. Robert Cowan).
  • Orthographic facilitation of vocabulary learning in children with hearing loss - PhD project - Macquarie University (Andrea Salins - Supervisor/s: Prof Anne Castles, Prof. Linda Cupples, Prof. Greg Leigh).
  • Intraoperative Remote Assistant testing (Dr Halit Sanli, Philip Chu, & Dr WaiKong Lai).
  • Objective monitoring of residual hearing following cochlear implantation. (Dr Halit Sanli, Philip Chu, & Dr WaiKong Lai).
  • Profiling children with vision impairment in Australia - The Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register (Dr Sue Silveira). Supported by the Japan Australia Friendship Fund (JAFF).
  • Early intervention for infants at risk for cerebral palsy: Babbling study. (Dr Roslyn Ward, & Dr Robyn Cantle Moore). In affiliation with Children’s Hospital, Perth, WA

Publications (Books, Book chapters, Journal articles)

  • Argyropoulos, V., & Gentle, F. (2019). Formal and non-formal education for individuals with vision impairment or multiple disabilities and vision impairment: Current trends and challenges. In J. Ravenscroft (Ed.). The Routledge Handbook of visual impairment: Social and cultural research. London: Routledge.
  • Bavin, E. L., Sarant, J., Leigh, G., Busby, P., Peterson, C., Buzhardt, J., Hackworth, N., Bennetts, S., (2019). Modelling the early expressive communicative trajectories of infants/toddlers with early cochlear implants. Journal of Child Language, E-Pub ahead of print. 
  • Byatt, T. (2019). Benefits of social capital in adolescents with hearing loss.  The Hearing Journal, 72(11), 30-32. 
  • Byatt, T., Dally, K., & Duncan, J. (2019). Systematic review of literature: Social capital and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 24(4), 1-14.
  • Cantle Moore, R. (2019). Considering the role of vision in early childhood development. In F. Gentle, M. Steer, S. Silveira, & D. Gallimore (Eds.). Vision impairment, Educational Principles and Practice: Implications for families and children. RIDBC Renwick Centre Monograph Number 2. Sydney: North Rocks Press.
  • Carr, G., & Smith, T. (2019) Family centred early intervention: Updates on the International Consensus on Best Practice and its importance in supporting families in the Early Years. British Association of Teachers of the Deaf Journal, E-Pub ahead of print. 
  • Clare, B., & Gentle, F. (2019). Report: International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment. Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment, 13(1), 118-119.
  • Duncan, J., Lim, S., Baker, F., Flynn, T., & Byatt, T. (2019). Online and offline social capital of adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing. Volta Review, 119, 57–82.
  • Gentle, F. (2019). Braille education using accessible inclusive digital technologies. Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment, 13(1), 118-119. 
  • Gentle, F. (2019). Online professional development in braille. The Educator, XXXIII(1), 43-44. 
  • Gentle, F. (2019, February). UEB Online training programs. ICEB Newsletter [International Council on English Braille]. http://www.iceb.org/ICEB_Newsletter2.pdf
  • Gentle, F. (2019, January). President’s Message. The Educator, XXXII(2), 2. 
  • Gibson, W.  (2019) Meniere’s disease. In J. Lea & D. Pothier (Eds.) Vestibular disorders (pp. 77-86). Basel: Karger.
  • Hall,  A., Kenway, B., Sanli, H., Birman, C. (2019). Cochlear implant outcomes in Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome: Should we provide cochlear implants earlier? Otology and Neurotology,40(8), e769-e773.
  • Housley, G., Schilder, A., Scherman, D., Patrick, J., Crawford, E., Lai, W., McMahon C., Lovell, N., Wise, A., Abed, A., Shepherd, R., Birman, C., McAlpine, D., Klugmann, M., Pinyon, J., Fallon, J., Carter, P., Marie, C., Enke, Y., von Jonquieres, & G., Duxbury, M. (2019). Neurotrophin gene augmentation by electrotransfer to improve cochlear implant hearing outcomes. Hearing Research,  380, 137-149.
  • Jolly, N., Kelly, J., Silveira, S., & Giribaldi, M. (2019) Orthoptics Australia Workforce Survey 2017. Australian Orthoptic Journal, 51, 25-30.
  • Kapterian, I., Koh, L., Onikul, E., Kellie, S., & Birman, C. (2019). Mastoid Langerhans cell histiocytosis: Classic imaging findings with variable clinical presentations. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 90(3), E-Pub ahead of print.
  • McCarthy, M., Leigh, G., & Arthur-Kelly, M. (2019). Telepractice delivery of family-centred early intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing: a scoping review. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 25(4), 249–260.
  • McCarthy, M., Leigh, G., & Arthur-Kelly, M. (2019). Comparison of caregiver engagement in telepractice and in-person family-centered early intervention. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, E-Pub ahead of print (http://10.1093/deafed/enz037/).
  • Silveira, S., & Cantle Moore, R. (2019). Can the functional impact of childhood visual impairment be assessed? A preliminary trial of VIS-Ability. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 37(3), 205-2012.
  • Silveira, S. (2019). Shifting the focus from cause to impact: Reshaping the assessment of childhood vision function. Doctoral dissertation, The University of Newcastle, Australia.
  • Sung, V., Downie, l., Paxton, G., Liddle, K., Birman, C., Chan, W., Cottier, C., Harris, A., Hunter, M., Peadon, E., Peacock, K., Roddick, L., Rose, E., Saunders, K., &Amor, D. (2019). Childhood Hearing Australian Medical Professionals Network: Consensus guidelines on investigation and clinical management of childhood hearing loss. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 55(9),1013-1022.
  • Thompson M., Birman, C. (2019). Bilateral duplication of the internal auditory canals and bilateral cochlear implant outcomes and review. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 119, 41-46.

 

Presentations (a selection from more than 100 presentations made by RIDBC people in 2019)
  • Birman, C. (2019, November). Two novel therapies delivered with cochlear implant devices: Steroid eluting array and gene therapy. 12th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Birman, C. (2019, November). Remote mapping and rehabilitation: Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre. 12th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Birman, C. (2019, November). Feasibility study with the MOCA H and HADS for elderly cochlear implant recipients . 12th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Birman, C. (2019, November). Single sided hearing loss: Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre experience (invited). 12th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Birman, C. (2019, November). Cochlear implant selection criteria and preoperative assessment. 4th  World IFOS Course on Hearing Rehabilitation and on Head and Neck. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Birman, C. (2019, October). Surgical guidelines and recommendations in cochlear implants in infants. CIGICON 2019: 17th Annual Conference of the Cochlear Implant Group of India, Mumbai, India.
  • Birman, C. (2019, October). Challenges and considerations in paediatric cochlear implants. CIGICON 2019: 17th Annual Conference of the Cochlear Implant Group of India, Mumbai, India.
  • Birman, C. (2019, September). Progressive paediatric sensorineural hearing loss. Australian New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology ANZSPO 2019 RPAH. Sydney.
  • Birman, C. (2019, July). First cochlear implant under 12 months: Contralateral cochlear implant simultaneous and sequential comparison. CI2019: 16th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Miami, USA.
  • Birman, C. (2019, July). Cochlear implant outcomes in cochlear nerve dysplasia- what can we tell parents? CI2019: 16th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Miami, USA.
  • Birman, C. (2019, July). Cochlear implant and informed consent. CI2019: 16th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Miami, USA.
  • Birman, C. (2019, March). Cochlear implant outcomes and cochlear nerve dysplasia. Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery - 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane.
  • Birman, C. (2019, March). Cochlear implant round table discussion (invited). Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery - 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane.
  • Byrne, A. (2019, November). What is the role of the Orthoptist and Ophthalmologist in the NDIS application process? 76th Orthoptics Australia Conference, Sydney. 
  • Cantle Moore, R. (2019, September). eIMPrimer. Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf Conference (ITOD 2019), Sydney.
  • d’Apice, T. (2019, June). The results of braille literacy research. VISCON 2019, Sydney. 
  • d’Apice, T. (2019, May). Results of braille literacy research. Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities 2019 Conference. Brisbane. 
  • Donnelly J. (2019, November). Accessible assessments for students with vision impairment. Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training. Perth.
  •  Edwards, F. (2019, October). The Orthoptist role in diagnosis and management of CVI. American Academy of Certified Orthoptists Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA. 
  • Edwards, F. (2019, November). The Orthoptist role in the diagnosis and management of CVI. Presented at 75th Annual Australian Orthoptic Meeting, Sydney. 
  • Gardner-Berry K., Sanli H., McTaggart M., & Hassarati R. (2019, March). The changing profile of paediatric cochlear implantation over 26 years at the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre: Age at implant, unilateral vs bilateral, and radiological findings.10th Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Conference, Gold Coast.
  • Gentle, F. (2019, July). Achieving human rights through innovation in early childhood education for young children with vision impairment. 3rd International Conference on Special Education (ICSE), Surabaya, Indonesia.
  • Gentle, F. (2019, May). Towards inclusive education with high expectation. International Seminar on the 80th  Anniversary of Education for the Blind in Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Gentle, F., & Howse, J. (2019, May). RIDBC launch of UEB Online for Mathematics. Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities 2019 Conference, Brisbane.
  • Howse, J., & Gentle, F. (2019, November). Unified English Braille: Exploring the code and implementation approaches. Getting in Touch with Literacy Conference 2019, Seattle, Washington.
  • Hurt, S., Kaltenbrunn, I., Chisholm, K., & Gangell, A. (2019, May). Widening the scope of speech and language assessments in children with hearing loss from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Presented at Speech Pathology Australia and New Zealand Speech Therapy Association Joint Conference, Brisbane.
  • Kaltenbrunn, I., & Cantle Moore, R. (2019, March). Is earlier always possible? A review of infants diagnosed with Unilateral ANSD. 10th Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Conference, Gold Coast.
  • Kaltenbrunn, I., & Mercer-Moseley, C. (2019, June). Young children with unilateral hearing loss: Is monitoring speech and language enough? International Society of Early Intervention (ISEI) 2019, Sydney.
  • Kaltenbrunn, I. (2019, July). Creating inclusive and accessible natural learning environments for young children with hearing loss in the community. 3rd Infant-Toddler Conference, Sydney. 
  • McCarthy, M., Leigh, G., & Arthur-Kelly, M. (2019, June). Practitioners’ and caregivers’ perceptions of family-centredness in two early intervention settings: Telepractice and in-person. International Society of Early Intervention (ISEI) 2019, Sydney.
  • McCarthy, M., Leigh, G., & Arthur-Kelly, M. (2019, June). A comparison of practitioner and caregiver behaviours in two family-centred early intervention settings for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing: In-person and telepractice. International Society of Early Intervention (ISEI) 2019, Sydney.
  • Rennie, M.,  Matthews-Lane, C., & Meskin, T. (2019, June). Achieve listening and spoken language: single case study of a child with Charge Syndrome. International Society of Early Intervention (ISEI) 2019, Sydney.
  • Rennie, M.,  Matthews-Lane, C., & Meskin, T. (2019, June). Attending, listening, relating through playful interaction: Longitudinal case study of a child with cerebral palsy and profound hearing loss. International Society of Early Intervention (ISEI) 2019, Sydney.
  • Rennie, M.,  Matthews-Lane, C., & Meskin, T. (2019, June). Attending, listening, relating through playful interaction: How the families of children with hearing impairment and additional needs transformed our methodology to achieve positive outcomes. International Society of Early Intervention (ISEI) 2019, Sydney.
  • Salins, A., Castles, A., Cupples, L., & Leigh, G. (2019, November). The effect of orthography provision on oral vocabulary learning in hard of hearing children. 3rd International Conference of Teaching Deaf Learners, Haarlem, The Netherlands.
  • Salins, A., Castles, A., Cupples, L., & Leigh, G. (2019, November 21). Orthographic facilitation of spoken word learning in children with hearing loss. ASHA 2019: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Florida, USA.
  • Silveira, S., & Gentle, F. (2019, June). A strong foundation: Innovative ideas and best practices. VISCON 2019, Sydney.
  • Silveira, S. (2019, November) Rethinking assessment of children with vision impairment. AAPOS – RANZCO - APSPOS 2019 Joint Meeting (organised by American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus), Sydney.
  • Silveira, S. (2019, July) Understanding the functional impact of childhood vision impairment. 3rd Infant and Toddlers Conference, Sydney.
  • Silveira, S. (2019, June) Diversity in childhood vision impairment: Key findings from the Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register. VISCON 2019, Sydney. 
  • Silveira, S. (2019, June) Can the impact of childhood vision impairment be determined? VISCON 2019, Sydney.
  • Ward, R., Barty, E., Valentine, J., Elliott, C., & Cantle Moore, R. (2019, June). The longitudinal tracking of babbling in 4 infants with cerebral palsy. International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI) 2019, Sydney.
  • Ward, R., Barty, E., Orton, L., Elliott, C., & Cantle Moore, R. (2019, June). Before two: Minimising communication impairment. International Society of Early Intervention (ISEI) 2019, Sydney.