Children with Cochlear Implants

A specific set of training packages for professionals working within Cochlear Implant Programmes and others working in the field with deaf children with Cochlear Implants:

  • Working with children and young people who have received a sequential Cochlear Implant

  • Early intervention with the very young implanted child

  • Working with children who have additional needs (in particular children with cerebral palsy, dyspraxia and autism)

  • Working with children who have a cochlear implant (aimed at professionals working in the field of deafness with little experience of cochlear implants)

Understanding the effects of deafness
on young children

This seminar will aim to explain the types of hearing impairment and their effects on the child's speech and language development. Ruth, will provide you with insight into the children's difficulties and help you understand why they are the way they are and how you can help them

Delivering speech and language therapy
programmes in the classroom

Are you often asked to carry out the SLT programme in the classroom and are not certain how to incorporate their aims into the already over-filled curriculum? This session will provide you with practical ideas as to how to incorporate the SLT aims into your everyday teaching, offering the child opportunities to learn, practice and develop their relevant skills.

Working with children with additional difficulties

This half day session will explore the differential diagnosis for children with hearing impairment and additional needs. Methods of assessment and intervention will be explored.