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Stages of Speech Development for Children With Hearing Implants
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Stages of Speech Development for Children With Hearing Implants

When speech language pathologists or rehabilitation specialists talk about “speech skills” or “articulation,” they are referring to the ability to produce speech sounds correctly and clearly as an adult would. A common speech error is when young children say “wabbit” for “rabbit.” As they have not yet developed the ability to say the “r” sound correctly, they substitute “w” for it instead. Speech development does not refer to the ability to follow directions, use sentences, or answer questions, but purely how a child can say the sounds of speech.

Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation Activities for Children During the Holiday Season
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Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation Activities for Children During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time for celebration, family gatherings, and making lasting memories. For parents of children with a cochlear implant, it’s essential to ensure that the festivities don’t hinder their child’s listening and language skills but contribute to them. This article provides four practical cochlear implant rehabilitation activities that can help your child thrive during this joyful season.