Challenges in Optimizing Oral Communication in Children With Cochlear Implants As the number of children with cochlear implants increases, more speech and hearing professionals will be called on to take leadership roles in developing specialized intervention and educational programs. Because of their graduate-level training in speech, language, and hearing disorders, speech-language pathologists and audiologists will increasingly find themselves viewed as ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   July 01, 2002
Challenges in Optimizing Oral Communication in Children With Cochlear Implants
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • David J. Ertmer, PhD
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Author contact: David J. Ertmer, PhD, Audiology and Speech Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1353.
    Author contact: David J. Ertmer, PhD, Audiology and Speech Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1353.×
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: dertmer@purdue.edu
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Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / School-Based Settings / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Forum: Oral Communication in Children With Cochlear Implants
Clinical Forum   |   July 01, 2002
Challenges in Optimizing Oral Communication in Children With Cochlear Implants
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2002, Vol. 33, 149-152. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2002/012)
History: Received March 30, 2002 , Accepted April 29, 2002
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2002, Vol. 33, 149-152. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2002/012)
History: Received March 30, 2002; Accepted April 29, 2002

As the number of children with cochlear implants increases, more speech and hearing professionals will be called on to take leadership roles in developing specialized intervention and educational programs. Because of their graduate-level training in speech, language, and hearing disorders, speech-language pathologists and audiologists will increasingly find themselves viewed as "local experts" on cochlear implant issues. The articles in this forum support that role by addressing topics that are critical for serving children who have cochlear implants. Although cochlear implant technology clearly has impressive potential for improving the lives of deaf children, the actualization of those improvements requires informed and concerted effort from highly skilled professionals. It is hoped that the information in this clinical forum will enable readers to expand their knowledge base and clinical skills to meet the challenges of serving children who have cochlear implants.

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