Your child needs to wear his or her cochlear implant(s)/hearing technology all waking hours. A typically hearing baby listens for 10 waking hours a day, 365 days a year. A typically hearing toddler listens for 12 hours a day 365 days a year. This is vital for your child to access language and to make adequate progress.
Complete Speech/Language re-evaluation completed every 6-12 months to monitor progress while child is enrolled in speech therapy. Annual Speech/Language evaluation thereafter. Minimally, evaluations scheduled at transition points - entering elementary school, middle school, high school, and post-secondary schooling.
Progress and prognosis are affected by age of identification, early intervention, type and degree of hearing loss, other contributing disabilities, cognition, communication choice, family involvement, etc.
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