Post Implant Rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation is a required part of implantation.
- The primary goals of rehabilitation are to develop and
-receptive speech and language skills
-expressive speech and language skills
-incidental learning from the auditory
- Therapy includes:
-Multiple weekly aural and speech-language
-Daily therapy sessions at school.
- A multidisciplinary, dedicated group is necessary. This group
includes a SLP (Speech language pathologist), A/V therapist,
educators, parents, family, psychologist, and other providers.
- The focus depends on patient’s previous experience with
sound and listening goals. If a person is implanted who
lost their hearing 6 months ago they are probably not going to
need much post implant therapy. However if an adult that
has been deaf since birth is implanted they will probably need
quite a bit of post implant therapy.
- Most people do not conduct formal rehabilitation programs
with a SLP unless they are not progressing well.
- The cochlear implant manufacturer provides rehabilitation
tools to be used either at home or in the
of Cochlear Implants