School Age

Learning and language skills information, articles and guides to help parents of, and professionals working with, school aged Cochlear implant recipients.

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What children with a cochlear implant need in school

This resource is for parents of, and professionals working with, children going to school. It includes steps to building a supportive team, what to expect in terms of the child’s outcomes, early intervention and other considerations for a child with a cochlear implant within the school setting. While it has an American focus there are lots of tips and information that transcend all countries.


Listening at school

A guide for parents and professionals on developing listening skills, therapy and helping teachers creating supports a child with a cochlear implant. Learn about:

  • developing auditory skills (with each stage clearly explained)
  • what needs to be assessed
  • using standardised assessments and tools to help assess the child’s functional ability.
  • Download the listening at school guide


Troubleshooting the child's sound processor

The guide gives clear, easy to follow information to support you troubleshooting a child's device.

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Accessories and assistive listening devices

FM systems provide additional support to children in group or school settings. In this guide you can learn about the benefits of FM systems and what to look for if there are any problems. Other assisted listening devices are also highlighted.


The newly implanted school age child

Children who are implanted between five and 12 years of age need habilitation that takes into account their auditory and language experiences prior to implantation. This article looks at the need to design individual intervention for these newly implanted, school-age children.





Please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.