What is the role of the teacher in educating a child with a cochlear implant?

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The above information is important because the child with the cochlear implant needs to have a teacher who is able to educate him or her. The teacher needs to be familiar with the parts of the cochlear implant and how the implant works. The teacher needs to know the appropriate strategies to use in order to get the maximum benefit from the cochlear implant. This is important so the child with the cochlear implant will get a good education. This information can be used when selecting a teacher to work with a child with a cochlear implant. A school district or implant center can use the above information to help chose a teacher or to train a teacher to work with a child with a cochlear implant.

References:

Allum, Dianne J. (1996). Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation in Children and Adults. San Diego: Singular Publishing Group, Inc.

Barnes, J., Franz, D., & Bruce, W. (1994). Pediatric Cochlear Implants: An Overview of the Alternatives in Education and Rehabilitation. Washington, DC: Alexander Graham Bell Association of the Deaf, Inc.

Nevins, M.E., & Chute, P.M. (1996). Children with Cochlear Implants in Educational Settings. San Diego: Singular Publishing Group, Inc.

Scott, A. (1998). Cochlear Implants in the Classroom: Specialized Training Helps Clinicians and Educators Accommodate Students. ADVANCE for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 8, 4-5.