Online Course Detail

 

For the child with a cochlear implant, the approach of summer brings risk along with its pleasures. Parents and professionals recognize that the absence of the school routine brings the possibility of a slowdown in auditory and language skill development and begin to consider the need for particular strategies to continue language and auditory skill development in other ways. This session suggests ideas for building structure into vacation while capitalizing on the carefree hours that summer brings. In addition, considerations for optimum cochlear implant maintenance in the face of heat and moisture are described.

This is a Recorded Course which requires either a Windows-based computer or a Mac with speakers/headphones to view. More information is available in the FAQs/Help section.

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: Free to View

Course Objectives:

  • Upon completing this course, participants will be able to recognize three factors related to a possible backslide in auditory and language skill development over summer holidays from school.
  • Upon completing this course, participants will be able to identify situations in which cochlear implants require protection for summer activities.
  • Upon completing this course, participants will be able to expand ideas for auditory and language learning activities that are appropriate for summer vacation.

Course Instructor(s):
Ashley S. Garber M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT and Donna Sorkin, M.A., Cochlear Americas