Communication strategies are an important tool in the life of a cochlear implant recipient. While many people with hearing loss display a passive communication style with ineffective strategies, CI users can learn to be assertive, ask for what they need, and get it, thereby making conversation smoother, more accurate, and less frustrating, for both recipient and speaker. Being a fluent communicator can bring one out of isolation to a better quality-of-life.
- Upon completing this course participants will be able to name the three types of communication styles, and identify which style is most often seen in persons with hearing loss.
- Upon completing this course participants will be able to list five effective communication strategies.
- Upon completing this course participants will be able to describe two reasons why communication strategies training is important.
- Upon completing this course participants will be able to list eight factors that influence an ability to understand speech, and be able to categorize them according to their source (speaker, environment or listener).
|15-20 Minutes||Factors Influencing understanding|
|25-30 Minutes||Communication Styles|
|30-35 Minutes||Why is communication strategy training important|
|40-45 Minutes||Steps to successful communication strategies use|
|45-50 Minutes||Homework and closing|
|50-60 Minutes||Question and discussion|
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