What is the role of the parents of the child in assuring success with the cochlear implant?


I feel that the above information is very important for parents to know. It will help the parents of a child who has an implant or who is about to get implanted be able to help with the educational process. This will give these parents a baseline of information to start with. They will then be able to take this information and get other sources and more complete information. Parents play a huge role in how successful a cochlear implant will be. The teachers and parents have to work together to ensure that the child is successful in school.


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Tye-Murray, N., & Kelsay, D. M. R. (1993). A Communication Training Program for Parents of Cochlear Implant Users. The Volta Review, 95, 21-27.