Mini-Course: Preparing for School-Entry


4 - Teaching a Child with a Cochlear Implant

Classroom management strategy: Giving verbal directions

Be aware of the amount of verbal directions that you give at one time. The longer and more complex the directions, the harder they are for a child with a cochlear implant to process.

Ensure the child is paying attention, issue directions in clear, short sentences, and check to ensure the child understands before continuing.

Repeat announcements made over the loudspeaker. These can be difficult to understand and other students may continue talking while the announcement is being made.

We provide an example of how to give clear directions to a child with a cochlear implant on the next page.

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