This workshop will provide information on why adults should pursue rehabilitation after cochlear implantation and the various types of rehabilitation that may be helpful. Topics reviewed will include auditory and speech therapy, music appreciation, interactive software, and other tools that can be pursued as part of a home practice program. Case studies on several adults and their rehab experiences will be shared.
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Course created on October 24, 2008
- Attendees will review benefits of rehabilitation for adult cochlear implant recipients.
- Attendees will review how to know when an individual might benefit from a rehabilitation program.
- Attendees will describe various rehab formats and tools, and how and why an individual might pursue them.
Donna L. Sorkin, MA
Vice President, Consumer Affairs at Cochlear Americas
Donna Sorkin, M.A. is Vice President, Consumer Affairs at Cochlear Americas. In that capacity, she leads a range of activities at Cochlear aimed at the broad life needs of people with hearing loss including Cochlears widely acclaimed HOPE program on (re)habilitation for children and adults and their families. Donna was executive director of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (now Hearing Loss Association of America) and she also served as executive director of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Access Board in 1994 and served two terms. She served on the National Institute on Deafness (National Institutes of Health) Advisory Board and has advised numerous U.S. businesses on accessibility for people with disabilities. Donna currently serves on the Advisory Boards of Gallaudet University and Colorado Neurological Institute.
Nancy Caleffe-Schenck, MEd, CCC-A, CED, CertAVT
Nancy Schenck is a Certified Audiologist, Teacher of the Deaf, and Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist®. She has had a private practice in Colorado since 1983. She works with families and children of all ages locally and from out of state, provides services to cochlear implant programs, consults for schools and organizations, trains students and professionals, and lectures internationally. She is the author of several professional publications and videotapes.
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