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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Strive and thrive refresh

Is your child preparing to enter school? Or are you a professional working with a child who is about to start school? This product is loaded with ideas, strategies and information that support the transition from pre school to ‘big’ school.

It includes a wide range of practical advice and tips covering:


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


How to prepare the classroom for a child with a cochlear implant

A great tool for teachers. Simple ideas to help you prepare your classroom so that listening is a little easier for all the children in the room, plus plenty of excellent tips to support natural communication with the child who has the cochlear implant.


Troubleshooting the child's sound processor

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

You will find information on the following products:


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.


Music tips to an enjoyable experience

This guide shows you ways to help make music more enjoyable for your child to experience music. It explains the best ways to access music and includes information and tips from a musician who is now a Cochlear Implant recipient.


Issues in reading

An informative article aimed at professionals. It explores the relationship between auditory access and the development of reading comprehension by building skills that support reading. It also looks at the ‘phonics-based’ approach and ‘whole language’ approach.

  • in person workshops
  • guides for educational professionals
  • downloadable notes on a wide variety of habilitation and education-related topics
  • a copy of the instructors’ PowerPoint presentation.
  • Download the issues in reading article


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.


HOPE seminar series

HOPE seminars are online seminars designed for educational professionals, therapists and clinicians who work with babies, children, teens and adults with hearing loss. Some are also appropriate for parents and recipients.

The seminars can be accessed live and recorded (there are more than 120 archived seminars). They feature:

  • in person workshops
  • guides for educational professionals
  • downloadable notes on a wide variety of habilitation and education-related topics
  • a copy of the instructors' PowerPoint presentation.
  • HOPE seminar series


Continuing education units (CEU’s)

CEU’s from ASHA and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) are offered for all live online seminars while CEU’s from AAA are also available for recorded courses.