Online Course Detail


This course introduces critical issues to consider when determining a mainstream classroom placement for a child with a cochlear implant. Readiness factors for the child, the family, and the school will be discussed, and particular challenges to a child’s success in the classroom will be described. Case examples will underscore the importance of continued monitoring of a child’s performance in the mainstream classroom to aid in future decision making.

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:

  • Participants will be able to outline readiness factors for the child, the parent, and the school that must be considered when determining mainstream placement.
  • Participants will be able to enumerate parameters of performance that should be monitored once a child is mainstreamed.
  • Participants will be able to compare and contrast academic and social challenges to mainstream placements for children with cochlear implants.

Course Instructor(s):
Ashley S. Garber, MS CCC-SLP and Mary Ellen Nevins, Ed.D., HOPE Specialists