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Documents:  look here for useful information handouts and assessment tools, many available under a creative commons licence www.creativecommons.org as we want you to adapt them to suit the families you support.

Video: hear from families in their own words on many issues relating to having a cochlear implant and ongoing support

Powerpoint: Liked the interactive module, want a powerpoint version you can adapt to use for training others?

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Documents

NameHow acoustically friendly is your classroom?

Acoustic Word document download

What factors do you need to consider in the classroom environment if you are trying to create a good listening environment for a child with a cochlear implant?  Identify if these factors are ‘green’ for ‘good’ or red for ‘bad’ and which ones can be changed.

This document is licensed so that you can tailor it to meet your exact requirements for example you might like to add some factors we haven’t thought of.

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How acoustically friendly is your classroom? by The Ear Foundation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

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Day to day management of the listening environment

Management Word document download

A quick reminder for every day management of the classroom as a listening environment, this can be pinned on a notice board or given to all teachers in a school.

This document is licensed so that you can tailor it to meet your exact requirements for example you might like to put on a photograph of the classroom the child is in.

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Day to day management of listening env by The Ear Foundation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

NamePreparing for a child in your class

Traffic light planner part 1

TLP1 Word document download

 

Traffic light planner part 2

TLP2 Word document download

Preparing for a child with a Cochlear Implant into a new classroom takes thought; this summary chart will help with planning. 

Obviously, any system like this is fairly crude and cannot fully represent the needs of each child.  However, by looking through the sections and marking them of, after discussions with the family, specialist staff and meeting the child, you will have a rough idea about the level of differentiation they are going to require.

This document is licensed so that you can tailor it to meet your exact requirements for example you might like to add or delete some factors. 

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Traffic light planner part 1 and 2 by The Ear Foundation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

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Welcoming a child with a Cochlear Implant into your classroom - final checklist

Final Word document download

Make the start a positive one; use this checklist to ensure you are as prepared as possible for a child with a Cochlear Implant in your classroom.

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Key information record sheet PDF Download.pdf by The Ear Foundation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

 

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Acoustics and the listening environment at school 

ALE Word document download

An introductory sheet in the series, works best with the follow up download ‘how acoustically friendly is your classroom?’

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Acoustics Listening Environment by The Ear Foundation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

 
 
 
 
 

Supporting our teenagers at secondary school requires flexibility and the acknowledgment that they need to have a say in how they would like that support to look and work for them. This Contract of Support, developed by a teacher of the deaf, is one way of doing this. It is a word document for you to use and adapt as you need. 

Download it here: Contract for support.doc


Videos

NDCS Video 'Here to Learn' DVD clip simulation classroom:

Choosing a school

James

James was born prematurely at 32 weeks gestation and identified with a profound hearing loss at 3 months of age.  He received his first cochlear implant at 14 months old and his second when 4 years.    He’s now nearly 7 years old and attends his local mainstream primary school where he is supported by a Teaching Assistant and a visiting Teacher of the Deaf.

In this clip, James’s mum talks about the factors they considered when choosing a school for James.

Managing the technology in school

Who’s responsibility is it to manage the technology when children are away from their parents?  In this clip James’ mum talks about how she felt the day James was left without hearing for an hour.

The role of the Teaching Assistant

From the parent’s perspective, what is the role of the Teaching Assistant?  James’ mum talks about how she feels James’ is well supported not only for academic but also for social learning in school.

 


More Resources for Use of Cochlear Implants at School

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Recommended Face to Face Courses from The Ear Foundation

  • NatSIP training for Teaching Assistants
  • Children with Cochlear Implants: Moving On
  • Children with Cochlear Implants: Progressing through the primary stage
  • Sign to speech; meeting the listening and language potential in deaf children who sign
  • Developing listening and language in the classroom

Find out more about our exciting Education Courses here