This book includes contributions from one of the most experienced and well known paediatric cochlear implant teams in the world. It covers the entire spectrum of care from initial referral through to monitoring long term progress. Contributions come from teachers, speech and language therapists, surgeons, scientists and from parents of implanted children. Detailed accounts of assessment and habilitation techniques and procedures will appeal to experienced practitioners and to students.
Preface. Contributors. Introduction and Overview of Current Trends in Paediatric Cochlear Implantation. Cochlear Implant Systems. A Paediatric cochlear Implant Programme, Current and Future Challenges. Assessing audiological Suitability of Cochlear Implants for Children Below The Age of 5 years. Medical and Surgical Aspects of Paediatric Cochlear Implantation. Electrophysiological and Objective Measures. Fitting and Programming The external System. Facilitating Progress After Cochlear Implantation, rehabilitation, Rationale and Practice. Using Video Analysis to Monitor progress in Young Cochlear Implant Users. Monitoring Progress, Aspects of speech and Language Therapy. Family Perspectives. Index.