Mini-Course: Preparing for School-Entry


4 - Teaching a Child with a Cochlear Implant

Teaching strategy: Delivery

The first teaching strategy involves the delivery of information.
  • Speak clearly in a normal volume and tone.
  • Do not shout or raise your voice when speaking to the class or to the child with a cochlear implant. Loud speech distorts sound waves and makes it harder for the child to discern your words.
  • If the child cannot hear you, then move closer to her.
  • Also, be aware of how fast you speak. Speaking too quickly may limit the child's comprehension.

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