What are the advantages/disadvantages of a Mainstream Placement for a Child with a Cochlear Implant?

Resources:

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

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Insights:

I have to say that I believe that these are true for some children in some programs, but I would not necessarily generalize this for all children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Before deciding if a contained or mainstreamed classroom is best for your child I would recommend visiting the school and observing other children in the programs that are provided.

For More Information:

      Johnson, R. E., Liddell, S. K., & Erting, C. J. (1989). Unlocking the curriculum: Principles for achieving access in deaf education. Washington, DC: Gallaudet Research Institute.

Contact Information:

Dawn Powell
Cochlear Implants
617 Walnut Street
Martins Ferry, OH 43935

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