Advancements in Promoting Literacy Skills with Elementary School Children Who Use Cochlear Implants  - SLPA2049

Advancements in Promoting Literacy Skills with Elementary School Children Who Use Cochlear Implants

by Julie A. Hanks, EdD, CCC-SLP
(4.5 / 13 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


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.


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 the ways in which cochlear implant technology allows a child to access important information to build literacy skills
  • Identify predictors of positive literacy outcomes for elementary school children with cochlear implants and successful strategies for building literacy skills in them.

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for speech-language pathologists
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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. Her teaching and research interests are in speech production by children who are deaf or hard of hearing, self-efficacy, and clinical education. 
Disclosure: Ms.Julie A 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: 11/2/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Steven L - AZ, AZ  ·  Jan 09, 2020
Good content, well presented and clear
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Tania V - Saint Petersburg, FL  ·  Dec 15, 2019
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James B - Tallahassee, FL  ·  Dec 11, 2019
nothing further to add
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Dianne T - Goldsboro, NC  ·  Jul 31, 2019
Very helpful with kids with cochlear implants
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00