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Further Learning Modules

Open Learn is an amazing resource from the Open University offering free online courses:

Understanding children: Babies being heard

Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What can very young babies do?
  • How can adults and older children involve babies fully in everyday life and help them feel valued?


HOPE is Cochlear’s (re)habilitation resources and includes a library of free online lectures on a wide variety of topics related to hearing:

Course #7820

Learning to Listen & Starting to Speak: Developing Aud./Oral Skills in a Child with Hrg Loss (HOPE)

This presentation outlines a hierarchy of goals in auditory, speech, and language that may be used to develop listening and speaking skills in children who utilize cochlear implants and/or hearing aids.

Course #16147

Vocabulary: It All Starts with You (Parents, Professionals Serving Families)

For all children, especially those with cochlear implants, building a good vocabulary is critical for later reading success. The role that parents, and the professionals that guide them, have in growing vocabulary cannot be overstated. This presentation discusses early vocabulary development and strategies for parents and professionals to utilize in further vocabulary expansion.