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Working with Children with Vision Loss and Other Disabilities Post Cochlear Implantation (Professionals and Parents)

Course: #21115Level: Intermediate1 Hour 112 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

The number of children who have deaf-blindness (DB) and receive a cochlear implant is increasing each year; however, little is known about outcomes in this complex group of children. This presentation will present data on 8 children whose intervention focused on specific in-home caregiver training. Data collected over 12 to 15 in-home sessions and results from the analysis of this data will be reported. From these findings, evidence-based practice guidelines will be discussed along with intervention strategies to effectively work with this diverse population.


Course created on January 15, 2013

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkFollowing completion of this course will be able to discuss general adaptations that may be needed to interact with children who have deaf-blindness and have received a cochlear implant.
  • checkmarkFollowing completion of this course will be able to describe 2 of 3 strategies for each of the 3 phases of teaching intervention techniques to the parents / care providers.
  • checkmarkFollowing completion of this course will be able to list at least 3 areas of growth in use of the communication strategies demonstrated by the parent / care providers.
  • checkmarkFollowing completion of this course will be able to describe the progress parent / care providers made in use of the auditory sandwich technique.
  • checkmarkFollowing completion of this course will be able to discuss why it is necessary for educational team members: parents, speech pathologists, teachers, audiologists, and Listening and Spoken Language Specialists to individualize communication strategies for each child who is described as deaf-blind with a cochlear implant


0-5 Minutes Course opening and meet the presenters
5-15 Minutes Introduction to the topic: study design and description of children who are deaf-blind
15-40 Minutes Description of 3 phases of intervention and videos
40-50 Minutes Study findings and clinical applications
50-55 Minutes Social validation and closing summary
55-60 Minutes Close and questions


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Presenter Disclosure: Susan Bashinski and Charlotte Ruder are paid, guest presenters for Cochlear Americas. They have no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by Cochlear Americas in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Cochlear Americas products and services and will not include info on other products or services.

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