Mini-Course: Challenging Situations


7 - Social and Physical Challenges

Social challenges: Incidental conversations

Children with cochlear implants may develop strong one-on-one listening skills but struggle with collecting and incorporating auditory information that is not directly aimed at them.

Therefore, it is much harder for children with cochlear implants to overhear people speaking nearby or to enter ongoing conversations.

Let your other students know to stand close to a child with a cochlear implant when talking to him or her, and that when the child with the cochlear implant enters a conversation in the middle it is helpful to briefly recap what has been said.

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