Mini-Course: Preparing for School-Entry


2 - What is a Cochlear Implant?

Common Myths (continued)

Myth:  Once a child has a cochlear implant, the work is done.
Fact:  Getting the implant is just the beginning of the work. The brain needs ongoing training to learn to interpret sound. This is hard work and takes practice and patience. Each child progresses at his or her own pace, developing different strengths and strategies.

Myth:  Children with cochlear implants cannot function in a mainstream classroom.
Fact:  With appropriate accommodations and support from the school, many children with cochlear implants succeed in mainstream classrooms. It is important to monitor a child with cochlear implant frequently to assure that the mainstream setting continues to be appropriate.

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