Wireless Technology in the Classroom
A comprehensive guide to assist parents, teachers, educational audiologists and other school professionals in the selection, fitting and monitoring of assistive wireless technology for Nucleus® Cochlear Implant and Baha® System recipients.
Back to School Guide for Parents and Teachers
It's time to get back to school! Explore these simple tips and tools to help students thrive as they get back into the classroom.
Ling-6 Printable Cards
This resource teaches parents and school professionals how to use the Ling Sounds Test (1) to confirm device function and measure discrimination. The resource contains printable cards that can be used during the test.
Classroom+ Kit Information
The Classroom+ Kits are available for schools to order to help with the fitting and monitoring of assistive listening technology in the classroom.
The Whole World is a Classroom
For a child, the whole world is a classroom. Bring them closer to sound with Cochlear True Wireless™ technology.
Pediatric Growth Chart (English and Spanish)
This chart describes speech and language expectations at different ages. Use it to be sure a child is on track or print out for use as a reference.
Sound Foundation for Babies
This series will provide practical goals in the areas of audition, language and speech for babies 9-24 months. It provides parents and early intervention providers guidance in developing a child's spoken language through listening.
Integrated Scales of Development (ISD)
The Integrated Scales of Development supports the monitoring and tracking of the child's development from birth to 48 months in the areas of: Listening, Receptive Language, Expressive Language, Speech, Cognition and Pragmatics.
My Experience Book
Experience books are fun, engaging and highly motivating and they are a great way to teach language to children of any age. Learn more about creating your own experience book with this resource.
LEAPing on with Language
This resource provides practical strategies to accelerate spoken language learning for school-aged children who have acquired simple sentences but need to move beyond into understanding and using increasingly complex language.
The Bucket of Butterflies
The Bucket of Butterflies is a series of activities that will inspire hours of fun! The activities are designed to be adjusted for different development areas for each child and present flexibility for use with different speech and language goals.
Issues in Mainstreaming
The decision to mainstream a child with a cochlear implant is a complex one that requires careful consideration of a number of factors, each of which contributes to mainstream success. Outlined below are important child readiness factors, receiving school readiness factors and parent readiness factors that will require consideration to make a mainstream recommendation with confidence.
Issues in Reading
The critical role that well-developed spoken language plays in the development of literacy skills cannot be overstated. Thus, it follows that children with cochlear implants may bring skills to the reading task that might assist them, first, in learning to read and, later, in reading to learn. The following article explores the relationship between auditory access and the development of reading comprehension.
The Newly Implanted Child
Children may now receive a cochlear implant as early as 9 months of age.* Implantation at this early age affords a child an excellent opportunity for developing spoken language abilities comparable to sameage peers, but requires that habilitation begins early as well. The following article addresses considerations for designing a comprehensive intervention plan for newly implanted young children.
The Newly Implanted Preschooler
While cochlear implantation is available for children as young as 9 months of age,* some children receive implants at a later time. These children have an excellent opportunity to catch up to their hearing peers, especially if they receive a habilitation program that takes into account their auditory and language experiences prior to implantation. The following article addresses considerations for designing a comprehensive intervention plan for newly implanted preschool aged children.
The Newly Implanted School-Age Child
Children may enter the implant process at any time after 9 months of age.* Those implant candidates who present during the "school-age years," between approximately five and 12 years old, will need habilitation that takes into account their auditory and language experiences prior to implantation. The following article addresses the need for individualization in designing intervention for newly implanted, school-age children.
My Cochlear Journey Social Media Milestone Cards
Celebrate some of your child's key hearing milestones by using the downloadable My Journey Milestone Cards! Every time your child reaches one of these milestones, take a picture of your child with the card! Post your picture on Facebook and be sure to include the hashtag #MyCochlearMilestones! We can't wait to see your child's progress!
HOPE: Fun and Games
Whether your child is home from school for the day, off on a vacation or just relaxing on the weekend, you may feel challenged to keep him or her busy with activities that will provide support for the development of speech, language and auditory skills. The "Fun and Games" series offers great resources for activities that will meet those needs. This brochure provides easy and practical ideas for helping your child learn and expand their language skills in a fun and engaging way.