The Impact of Cochlear Implants in Schools: A New Era for Aural (Re) HabilitationBy Roeser, Ross J., PhD; Terry, Diana; Sweeney, Melissa; Volta Voices, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 12-15
Publication Date: March/April 2002
Article discussing the educational impact of cochlear implants when used in an academic setting. The authors maintain that successful cochlear implant rehabilitation requires the efforts of each member of the child’s team, which includes family members, caretakers, teacher, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists. Teacher expectations play a role in the success of children who use cochlear implants, as studies have shown that children tend to perform to the levels their teachers expect. Before cochlear implant technology, the probability for a child with a severe-to-profound hearing loss to be able to understand speech was low. Children who use implants have the potential to perform at extremely high levels.
Published by: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Website:http://www.agbell.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J44110