Mini-Course: Preparing for School-Entry


2 - Preparing Your Child for School-Entry

Practice vocal volume

Sometimes children with cochlear implants may not be aware of their own vocal volume. This could mean that they use too quiet or too loud a speaking voice.  Practice using the appropriate level of loudness with your child to ensure better comprehension by others.  

You can create a hand signal (such as putting two thumbs up in the air and motioning upward to indicate "louder") to use when your child is speaking softly and you would like him or her to speak more loudly. You could do the opposite if your child is too loud and needs to speak more softly. 

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