Mini-Course: Challenging Situations


7 - Social and Physical Challenges

Social challenges

While cochlear implants give deaf children the ability to hear their peers during social interactions, they may have challenges keeping up with play, conversations, and group activities.

More specifically, children with cochlear implants may have trouble with the following:
  • Incidental conversations
  • Identifying the speaker of a conversation
  • Following rules or directions
  • Social confidence
Refer to the mini-course entitled Social integration of a child with a cochlear implant to find ways to help children with cochlear implants overcome social challenges.

Below, a mother of a child with a cochlear implant explains the social challenges her daughter faced.

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