Auditory Training and School-Age Children With Cochlear Implants: Addressing Speech Perception and Oral Communication Needs School-based speech and hearing professionals are finding increasing numbers of children with cochlear implants (CIs) on their caseloads. Although these children exhibit greatly improved hearing sensitivity, they typically require intensive intervention to overcome speech perception, speech production, and oral language deficits. This article briefly reviews a clinical model of ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2002
Auditory Training and School-Age Children With Cochlear Implants: Addressing Speech Perception and Oral Communication Needs
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  • David J. Ertmer
    Audiology and Speech Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
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Hearing & Speech Perception / Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2002
Auditory Training and School-Age Children With Cochlear Implants: Addressing Speech Perception and Oral Communication Needs
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, October 2002, Vol. 12, 29-32. doi:10.1044/hhdc12.3.29
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, October 2002, Vol. 12, 29-32. doi:10.1044/hhdc12.3.29
School-based speech and hearing professionals are finding increasing numbers of children with cochlear implants (CIs) on their caseloads. Although these children exhibit greatly improved hearing sensitivity, they typically require intensive intervention to overcome speech perception, speech production, and oral language deficits. This article briefly reviews a clinical model of speech perception and provides an overview of three auditory training methods. It also makes a case for an eclectic approach to auditory training in which speech and language abilities are enhanced while more basic speech perception skills are also being developed. Many aspects of this approach are also applicable to children who have usable residual hearing via hearing aids.
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