Mini-Course: Challenging Situations


7 - Social and Physical Challenges


Most children with cochlear implants will likely not experience all of these challenges, but now you are armed with strategies to help your students with cochlear implants overcome these challenges.

While you may need to make accommodations for the challenges mentioned in this section and the previous section, there are also many benefits to having a child with a cochlear implant in your class.
  • Your students may benefit from knowing a child with different abilities.
  • Moreover, everyone in your classroom will have the opportunity to grow in empathy and acceptance from working in a diverse environment.
And when in doubt, ask the parents of the student with the cochlear implant for suggestions and strategies. Best of luck helping your student with a cochlear implant overcome any challenges he or she may face!

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