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Assembling a Supportive Team for a Child With a Cochlear Implant (HOPE)

Course: #142Level: Intermediate1 Hour

Assembling a Supportive Team for a Cochlear Implant Child

A child with a cochlear implant needs a team of people to properly support his or her needs at school. That team should include school-based professionals, CI clinicians, parents, child and classmates. The purpose of this seminar is to review the role of each team member and discuss how parents and others can encourage the child's support network to develop and flourish.

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe the role of school professionals in the cochlear implant process.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe basic components of cochlear implant speech processors, including troubleshooting and coupling of cochlear implants to FM systems.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to list ways clinics and school personnel can work together to maximize success for children with cochlear implants in the educational setting.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Building a Team: Who do we need on board?
15-25 Minutes What School Professionals Need to Know about the Child's Technology
25-35 Minutes What the Cochlear Implant Team Needs from School Team Members
35-50 Minutes How Parents, Child and Peers can Contribute
50-55 Minutes Keeping Teamwork Going
55-60 Minutes HOPE
55-60 Minutes Questions

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Presenter Disclosure: Donna Sorkin, M.A. is Vice President, Consumer Affairs at Cochlear Americas

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American Academy of Audiology

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Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

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Canadian Academy of Audiology

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International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

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