Children with complex needs: cochlear implantation?

Up to 40% of deaf children are likely to have an additional difficulty and we also know that the presence of an additional difficulty is shown to impact negatively on outcomes from cochlear implantation

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Course Code:   CPE17CCI-W

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Up to 40% of deaf children are likely to have an additional difficulty and we also know that the presence of an additional difficulty is shown to impact negatively on outcomes from cochlear implantation. Early in the development of cochlear implant programmes, there was often some reluctance to implant children with complex needs, but experience has taught us that these children can benefit significantly but it may not be in the traditional measures of speech and language outcomes. This presentation will explore the research into parent led outcome measures illustrating the potential benefits, alongside the challenges. The complex assessment of these children by implant programmes and the long-term support required will also be explored.

Presenter

  • Dr Sue Archbold
    Back in 1989, at the outset of The Ear Foundation, as a teacher of the deaf, I never dreamt that I would see the changes in opportunities for deaf children brought about by cochlear implantation. It’s a privilege to have observed the dramatic changes in opportunities offered by today’s hearing technologies, particularly cochlear implants, for deaf children and adults. The Ear Foundation led the way in the provision of cochlear implants for children, and now I am delighted to be leading our great team in ensuring that the potential of the technology is reached in everyday life. My experience in education, in managing Nottingham Cochlear Implant Programme for 15 years, in delivering clinical services and in qualitative research gives me the background to run this exciting and diverse Third Sector organisation with its great team of staff, Trustees and volunteers. My national and international contacts in education, audiology, ENT, speech and language and cochlear implantation ensure that we are up to date with the latest research and practice and that we are influential across this diverse field. Most of all, our team share the passion in putting our users-deaf children, young people, adults and their families - at the heart of what we do.

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These are convenient and accessible and can be accessed at anytime. These sessions are presented by International and National experts including RIDBC staff. All the courses are accredited by the BOSTES and many are also accredited by Audiology Australia and AG Bell.

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June 26, 2017
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