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Cochlear Implants and Children with Additional Special Needs (Professionals)

Course: #1133Level: Intermediate1 Hour 155 Reviews
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Children with additional special needs are receiving cochlear implants in greater numbers. A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device for people with severe to profound hearing loss designed to increase the user's sound awareness. Children with diagnoses in addition to hearing loss can benefit from a cochlear implant but the outcome and/or expectation for them may be different. Several diagnoses will be discussed along with factors to consider for successful implant use. This presentation will discuss factors to consider during the candidacy stage, important considerations for testing/MAPping, considerations for speech-language therapy, and the crucial role a team approach plays in working with children who receive cochlear implants and have other diagnoses in addition to hearing loss.


Course created on June 2, 2010

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify factors that affect outcomes for children who receive cochlear implants.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify creative methods for delivering audiological services.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to develop strategies for developing listening skills.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-25 Minutes Candidacy Evaluation of Children for a Cochlear Implant
25-35 Minutes Programming/MAPping
35-45 Minutes Speech Therapy
45-50 Minutes Working Together
50-55 Minutes Case Studies
55-60 Minutes QA


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