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School Professionals Working with Children with Cochlear Implants

Patricia M. Chute, Mary Ellen Nevins
239 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 6 x 9"
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  • Totally practical guide for professionals dealing with students with cochlear implants
  • Successful authors - this being their third book on the topic
  • Completely up-to-date with new regulatory information, technological advances, and social considerations
  • An increasing population for a technology only 15 years old now makes it necessary for school professionals to make provision for and have a good understanding of the practicalities of working with CI students

This new book is a comprehensive resource for school-based professionals who work with the increasing number of children with cochlear implants. Focusing on giving the reader critical background information, the well-known authors begin with the history, technology, and functionality of cochlear implants. They cover the changes seen in the populations now utilizing these devices and describe how the impact of having an implant can affect a child. Finally, they highlight how the clinician and team providing services can best address each child's individual needs. Special consideration is given to the multidisciplinary team and the culture of collaboration: handling the effects of family influence and participation, issues of special populations (such as non-English-speaking parents), and providing services that best address individual children's needs.

Throughout the text, the authors address new questions and issues resulting from the rapidly evolving technology. The authors detail the effects of more and younger children receiving cochlear implants entering into school systems and discuss the emerging and increased role of the speech pathologist. The book is the ideal guide and supplies the school professional with tools for providing the best possible direction and options for children with cochlear implants.


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    "* * * * Four stars from Doody's Review Service!"

  • Linda Jacobs-Condit, AuD, CCC-A, George Washington University, Doody's Review Service:
    "This welcome addition to the series was written to ensure that those who work with children with cochlear implants day in and day out have the knowledge and skills to help these children reach their fullest potential."

  • Introduction.
  • The Winds of Change.
  • Collaborative Teams to Enhance Children's Performance with Cochlear Implants.
  • Characteristics of Educational Programs that Support Children with Cochlear Implants.
  • Auditory Habilitation: Thinking Outside the Box.
  • Intelligible Speech: The Possible Dream.
  • Sign Language and the Cochlear Implant User.
  • Demystifying the Mapping Process.
  • The Zone of Cochlear Implant Performance.
  • Considerations for Special Populations.
  • Cochlear Implants and Reading.
  • Social Development.
  • Listening with Two Ears.
  • Listening in Noisy Classrooms.
  • Looking to the Future of Pediatric Cochlear Implants.
  • Index.

About The Authors

Patricia M. Chute

Patricia M. Chute, EdD, is Professor and Chair of the Division of Health Professions at Mercy College, in Dobbs Ferry, New York

Mary Ellen Nevins

Mary Ellen Nevins, EdD, is Cochlear Implant Specialist, Private Practice, Michigan, and was formerly Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Deafness at Kean University, New Jersey

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