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Course Overview

The well-established literacy challenges faced by children with significant hearing loss include but are not limited to insufficient vocabulary, delayed language, limited access to the phonologic code of the language, limited understanding of the relationship between sound and print and, overall, less than satisfactory reading outcomes. With the use of cochlear implants, children with significant hearing loss are now able to access much of the information they may have previously missed. Thanks to improved auditory availability and attention to best practices, the field is beginning to see improved literacy outcomes for children with cochlear implants. This learning activity discusses how to improve literacy in school-aged children with cochlear implants.

About the Course Author

Julie A. Hanks, EdD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the audiology and speech-language sciences program at the University of Northern Colorado. Her teaching and research interests are in speech production by children who are deaf or hard of hearing, self-efficacy, and clinical education. She is co-author of Speech Assessment System: For Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Julie A. Hanks, EdD, CCC-SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


    Intermediate Level

    0.10 ASHA CEUs

Course Details
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Identify predictors of positive literacy outcomes for elementary school children with cochlear implants and successful strategies for building literacy skills in them; Identify specific challenges children with significant hearing loss often experience when developing literacy; Identify the ways in which cochlear implant technology allows a child to access important information to build literacy skills
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    The target audience for this course is: Introductory level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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