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Behaviour management and wearing a CI

Query: I am a health visitor and am currently working with a three year old child who is deaf and I was hoping to gather some information to provide to mum. The child has recently had cochlear implants which he is starting to tolerate for longer periods throughout the day. He is making sounds and has a little sign. However, mum has concerns regarding his behaviour, particularly in relation to wearing his CI and how to manage this correctly. Would you have any info...

Posted on February 12, 2018 15:16

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AB resources in different languages

Advanced Bionics is also committed to providing resources in a variety of languages. You can access various product brochures and technical information in different languages from French, Polish, Dutch, Chinese etc. and you can access these all in the Resources section on the link below: Advanced Bionic Resources in other languages

Posted on September 20, 2017 14:04

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Large scale project piloting EAL resources

Query: This week seems to be all about supporting EAL children. It's a topic we know we have to pay attention to as more and more of the children with a hearing loss that we see do not have English as their first language. Reply: For those of you particularly interested in this topic we would bring to your attention a large scale project currently underway that is implementing and evaluating EAL resources in a...

Posted on September 19, 2017 09:13

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Resources for supporting EAL children

Query: We have regular enquires from professionals looking for resources to help them with their work with children who have English as an additional language. Reply: Here are a few things that you may find useful The Ear Foundation has an upcoming virtual conference titled "New to the UK".Our virtual conference is suitable for anyone supporting children with hearing l...

Posted on September 18, 2017 12:15

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Starting a new school year:Resources for teacher's wellbeing

Query: Welcome back to a new school year and we are think of those children who may be starting school for the first time, moving to secondary school. Look out for this month's newsletter which will be full of back to school resources. We also wanted to share this article with the forum on teacher's wellbeing Reply: "Educators are the only people who lose sleep over other people's children" Nicholas Ferron...

Posted on September 5, 2017 10:40

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May is Better Hearing and Speech month. Look at the resources.

Query: May "Better hearing and Speech Month". So it's a great time to think what resources there are available for this and especially what deaf awareness resources. Reply: Here are some ideas of resources we have found...make it a month to still have time before our school half term. The American Speech and Hearing association(ASHA) has weekly activities ...

Posted on May 18, 2017 14:43

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Making decisons about having a cochlear implant?

Query: For those of you working with families who are trying to decide whether to have a cochlear implant or just wanting to know about what the issues are, have a look at this mentors stories... Reply: These mentors are from Advanced Bionics. The link will take you to a range of stories from parents sharing their journeys with their children and also stories from adult users.

Posted on March 20, 2017 10:04

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Need help with music and my cochlear implant

Enquiry: My wife has had her CI for 6 months and finds her experience of music has completely changed. For example hymns in church sound unrecognisable to before. We heard about an app or something online that could help, could you help please? Reply:Thank you for your query and well done for persevering with it as it sounds like it is an important part of her life. It is not easy getting used to new technol...

Posted on March 8, 2017 13:47

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