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Development of Speech in Children with Cochlear Implants
Course Type: PDF White Paper
Gain familiarity with the process of cochlear implantation and learn how implantation influences speech development. This knowledge is essential for making your interactions more effective.
As new technologies improve, speech-language pathologists are increasingly coming in contact with children using hearing devices or are being asked to collaborate in identifying how a child with a hearing impairment might best be served. Whether working directly with someone with a hearing impairment, or working in an environment where such people are being served, it is important to have some familiarity with topics surrounding hearing devices.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Professional area, Intermediate level).
Participants will be able to:
- Discuss the historical background of cochlear implantation leading up to current use
- Describe speech acquisition following cochlear implantation
- Identify which consonant and vowel productions typically occur post implant
- Describe extrinsic factors that influence speech acquisition following implant
- Discuss the influence of language and educational exposure on implanted students