The purpose of this article is to present strategies for successfully including preschoolers who are deaf and use cochlear implants. The majority of children with cochlear implants attend general education classrooms in public schools. However, many teachers might not have knowledge or training on educating this population. To address this issue, the authors provide recommendations for enhancing the listening and visual environment, providing instructional accommodations, facilitating peer interactions, and encouraging self-advocacy. Additionally, this article provides resources to teachers and families of children who use cochlear implants.
I Have a Child With a Cochlear Implant in My Preschool Classroom. Now What?
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