University of Edinburgh

Working with Teenagers with Cochlear Implants

Presented on Wednesday 15 January 2009


Children implanted early are now at secondary level and more teenagers are thinking about implants for themselves. What are the issues for parents, teachers and therapists supporting these young people at this level? The day explored the psycho-social issues as well as practical classroom implications.

This course has been developed by the Ear Foundation.

Target Audience: teachers of deaf children, speech & language therapists and parents.

Presenters: Jackie Salter, the Ear Foundation


10.20 am Introduction and issues for the day, Jackie Salter

10.40 am An update on cochlear implantation

11.50 am Issues at Secondary School
'Supporting young People in Secondary Schools', and 'Young Peoples' Views':a research update

1.45 pm Technology and the Listening Environment

2 pm Developing Higher Order Language Skills

3 pm Listening Beyond School

3.45 pm Review and Course Evaluation