Mini-Course: Preparing for School-Entry


2 - Preparing Your Child for School-Entry

Help your child build self-advocacy skills

Self-advocacy is the skill to ask questions, share information, and talk about your needs and rights with confidence and clarity. Self-advocacy is a critical skill for a child with a cochlear implant.

Each child differs in his or her ability to be a self-advocate. For example, an outgoing child with a cochlear implant may feel comfortable talking about hearing loss and explaining what a cochlear implant does. In contrast, a shy child may not ask for repetition or clarification of missed information in the classroom.

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