Educational challenges for children with cochlear implants
Children with severe to profound hearing loss who receive cochlear implants have an opportunity to develop the auditory skills that will assist them in lifelong learning. Although the auditory access provided by a cochlear implant can make this process easier, there remain a number of challenges that face a child with an implant, especially in the educational setting. Children with implants will still encounter acoustic challenges, academic challenges, attention challenges, associative challenges, and adjustment challenges. The knowledgeable speech and hearing professional who is aware of the potential of the implant while at the same time is cognizant of possible barriers to a child's success in school, will assist the child is using the device to receive maximal benefit.
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Chute, Patricia M. and Nevins, Mary Ellen, "Educational challenges for children with cochlear implants" (2003). Kean Publications. 2711.