TABLE 5-22Functional Limitations and Disability Priority Topics

DIS-ACompare the effectiveness of the different treatments (e.g., assistive listening devices, cochlear implants, electric-acoustic devices, habilitation and rehabilitation methods [auditory/oral, sign language, and total communication]) for hearing loss in children and adults, especially individuals with diverse cultural, language, medical, and developmental backgrounds.
DIS-BCompare the effectiveness of focused intense periodic therapy and usual weekly therapy in managing cerebral palsy in children.

From: Appendix C, Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities: IOM Recommendations (2009)

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