Advancements in Promoting Pre-Literacy Skills With Children Who Use Cochlear Implants  - SLPA2020

Advancements in Promoting Pre-Literacy Skills With Children Who Use Cochlear Implants

by Julie A. Hanks, EdD, CCC-SLP
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This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


Children with severe-profound hearing loss face challenges regarding the development of language and literacy. Cochlear implants and hearing aids lead to improved outcomes provided that early and ongoing intervention strategies focus on specific language, pre-literacy, and early reading skills. This continuing education program describes the language and literacy skills required for success in learning to read, how the theory of mind relates to language and literacy, the challenges children with hearing loss have in establishing solid language foundations, and the critical language and pre-literacy skills young cochlear implant users need for success. Strategies are highlighted for working with children and their families.


The goal of this continuing education program is to address the specific literacy needs of children who use cochlear implants and to provide strategies for speech-language pathologists to use to increase literacy success. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify specific challenges children with significant hearing loss often experience when developing literacy
  • Identify predictors of positive literacy outcomes for young children who use cochlear implants
  • Name successful strategies for facilitating pre-literacy skills with young children who are deaf and use cochlear implants 

Approval Information
This course is intended for speech-language pathologists.
If you wish to earn ASHA CEUs, you must enter an ASHA Member Number as one of the licenses in your user profile. If you do not yet have an ASHA Member Number, please enter one anyway.  Please use “11111111” in the license number field and any date in the Date Issued and Date Expires fields. You can edit the license information later after you are issued your member number.
Remember, ASHA CEUs cannot be awarded retroactively, so it is very important that you follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs. If you have any questions, contact or 800-866-0919. Only those participants who follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs will have their course information submitted to the ASHA CE Registry.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Julie A. Hanks, EdD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the audiology and speech-language sciences program at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Hanks has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.

Course Originally Released on: 9/14/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/14/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/29/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Howard I - Fountain, NC  ·  Dec 11, 2017
Very insightful and great ideas for building literacy in hard of hearing children.
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Rosa T - Jupiter, FL  ·  Dec 03, 2017
Nicely formatted. Clear and concise with excellent examples
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Dianne T - Goldsboro, NC  ·  Nov 07, 2017
Very interesting content
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Sandra B - AURORA, CO  ·  Oct 24, 2017
good description of language needs for hearing impaired with cochlear implants
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Mary R - Hickory Flat, MS  ·  Oct 14, 2017
Great information on promoting pre-reading skills
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Price: $12.00
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