This class will consider factors that influence student performance and success with specific reference to cochlear implantation. Factors include identifying an appropriate classroom setting, communication between the implant center and school, supports and resources for school personnel and accountability measures to monitor performance. Participants will receive the protocols discussed in the class for their use.
Course created on December 6, 2005
- Participants will be able to identify and discuss factors to address classroom placement issues for children with cochlear implants.
- Participants will be able to describe functional assessments to identify and monitor listening and communication performance.
- Participants will be able to identify strategies to improve management of children with cochlear implants.
Cheryl DeConde Johnson, EdD
Cheryl DeConde Johnson was formerly a special education consultant with the Colorado Department of Education where she was responsible for deaf education and audiology services. Prior to her state service, she spent 22 years in the Greeley, Colorado school district as an educational audiologist and program administrator for the deaf and hard of hearing program. Dr. Johnson is currently providing technical assistance, training, and program evaluations via The ADVantage (Audiology, Deaf education, Vantage), her consulting practice. Her work involves consultation to states that are involved in deaf education systems change efforts including data collection and analysis of services and outcomes. She continues her research, writing, and teaching at several graduate programs in deaf education and audiology. Cheryl has a grown daughter who describes herself as sometimes deaf, sometimes hard of hearing.
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