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Music and Cochlear Implants in the Early Years

Books

Corke, Margaret
Approaches to communication through music
David Fulton, 2002
ISBN 1853468436
One of the ways forward when working with those who have little or no speech, or limited comprehension of language, is to use music. This is a practical guide that contains lots of ideas and original activities for the specialist and non-specialist alike.

Datta, Gill & Harbor, Diana
Cochlear implants for deaf babies and toddlers: a sound start
Ear Foundation, 2006
This book gives advice to parents in the early stages after a cochlear implant operation and shares the experiences of other families. It guides them through the practicalities of getting their child to use the implant and develop their listening and communication skills.

Datta, Gill & Harbor, Diana
Cochlear implants for young children: Moving on - Book one: Early years education
Ear Foundation, 2007
Information for families and teachers to encourage working together. It aims to prepare families and professionals for children starting school with a cochlear implant.

Datta, Gill & Harbor, Diana
Cochlear implants for young children: Moving on - Book two: Listening and language
Ear Foundation, 2007
This book gives information and ideas to help develop listening and spoken language at home and in education. It aims to prepare families and professionals for children starting early years education with a cochlear implant.

Datta, Gill & Harrigan, Suzanne
Cochlear implants for young deaf children: Setting off with words
Ear Foundation, 2006
This book gives advice to parents and carers of babies and toddlers who have recently received a cochlear implant. It guides them through the practicalities of getting their child to use the implant and develop their listening and communication skills.

Rocca, Christine
Music time: a musical resource for deaf children
Ear Foundation, 2006
Resources to help develop music sessions with deaf children. Includes Booklet, DVD and CD.

Streeter, Elaine
Making music with the young child with special needs: a guide for parents
Jessica Kingsley, 1993
ISBN 1853021873
Helps make the most of a child's interest in music as early as possible. Explains how musical activities can help stimulate communication and language skills and includes sample activities and ideas.

Tait, Margaret & White, Alison
Chatting and singing with young deaf children: practical ideas and activities put into practice
Ear Foundation, 2006
Ideas for exploiting opportunities to improve the vocabulary of young deaf children who are beginning to learn vocabulary (eg after a cochlear implant)

Articles

Ertmer, David J & Jung, Jongmin
Prelinguistic vocal development in young cochlear implant recipients and typically developing infants: year 1 of robust hearing experience
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Winter 2012, Vol 17 (1), p116-132
Study of the early vocalisations of recipients of cochlear implants.
http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/

Ockelford, Adam & Zimmermann, Sally-Anne
Sounds of intent: using music for learning and communication
Insight
May/June 2012, No 39, p11-14
Sounds of Intent is a website of in-depth guidelines for children's achievements in engaging with music or sound.
http://www.soundsofintent.org