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Resources for child with ANSD

Query: I am about to start working with a family who has a 3 year old boy diagnosed with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder(ANSD).He has been fitted with a cochlear implant. If you could point me to any resources that explain a bit more about wat it is and what to expect it would be much appreciated. Reply: Thanks for your interesting query. I have listed some resources below, including guidelines, simulation...

Posted on May 12, 2016 18:53

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Keeping CI coil on in wheelchair

Query: A 3 year old girl with cerebral palsy who wears cochlear implants and likes to wear them. When in her supported seat, she often rubs the left headpiece off her head (unintentionally). Head piece is kept in place with bunches but force of head movement means that the head piece comes off every few seconds. Have tried clips, hair bands, positioning of leads etc. wondered if anyone has had success in adapting the chair, using foam supports etc? Will talk to t...

Posted on May 5, 2015 22:54

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Reccommended apps and resources for children with complex needs?

Enquiry:I am looking for apps, resources and generally some more materials and information for working with deaf children with complex needs. Reply: There are lots of resources out there and in fact here at The Ear Foundation are running a course on "Children with cochlear implants with complex needs", so may have some more ideas from delegates after the course!In terms of apps there are a few places we c...

Posted on March 25, 2015 12:28

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Listening passports for children with complex needs

Enquiry:Last year I came on a course 'Cochlear implants and complex needs' a listening passport was discussed, I am very keen to make one for a child I am working with, it will be important to look at his functional communication and share this with others. I seem to remember a link was shared but I canít locate this information, would it be possible to have some info/templates? I work for the sensory support services, so feel this could benefit a number of th...

Posted on July 10, 2014 13:46

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Keeping the coil in place

Enquiry:I am a parent of a child who has been wearing a cochlear implant for 2 and a half years. He has multiple needs and one of the biggest problems we have is stopping him pulling the coil off his head. Can you suggest any specific products e.g. helmets of hats to stop him doing this? Reply:Keeping the coil in place is so often reported as one of the most difficult parts of having the implants on chil...

Posted on March 27, 2012 15:40

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Using a BSL interpreter in the classroom

Enquiry: I have been asked to advise on an 8 year-old with severe cerebral palsy no real communication other than eye-gaze! He has just been diagnosed as profoundly deaf and his Mum wants a BSL interpreter in his mainstream classroom immediately. I want to get the advice right - I know my gut feelings but want to back it up with evidence and the right sort of comments. Reply: There is of course very lit...

Posted on May 13, 2011 16:58

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Research on Children with Complex Needs

Enquiry - I am a teacher of the deaf and am thinking of doing a dissertation ono CI with children with additional needs, which is an area I am interested in. I wondered if you might have any suggestions of where I could start to look for information on this topic. Reply: Here is a link to the page on The Ear Foundation website which gives details of research on child...

Posted on February 4, 2011 17:25

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Could it be dyslexia?

Enquiry: I have a child on my caseload who is 8 years old. He was implanted at 3years old and has developed very good speech. I am concerned that his reading and spelling are very slow to progress and wonder if he could have dyslexia. Is there any way of making a firm diagnosis of dyslexia in a deaf child? Reply: Before cochlear implants a diagnosis of dyslexia was often difficult with deaf children. ...

Posted on October 15, 2010 16:56

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