Mini-Course: Challenging Situations


6 - Hearing and Language Challenges

Speech and language challenges

Hearing is closely linked to the development of speech and language skills.

Children with cochlear implants may differ from their hearing peers in their language and speech skills, in part because they were not exposed, or poorly exposed, to spoken language prior to receiving their implant(s).

On the following pages, we describe speech and language delays in more detail.

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