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Re: cochlear implant
Posted by Donna on 11/29/2005, 10:11 pm, in reply to "Re: cochlear implant"
I've been working with children with implants for the last 3 years, and usually find that things should be happening quite naturally at this stage. Your child is probably still getting used to the sound signal, and so lots of facial expressions, lip reading cues are helpful. We usually take a gentle language stimulation approach to therapy while reassuring parents that it will take time before their child learns to attach meaning to the sounds. Going through the normal listening/langauge developmental milestones is usually helpful, so they know what to expect. A bit trickier if the parents only speak Spanish though..can you get resources on language stimulation/development translated? If you post your email address I can forward you some of the sheets/handouts that I use...
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