Several fascinating articles on cochlear implants and literacy appeared in the recent world press, some of which are collated here for reading. Early Child Literacy Child literacy improves when a cochlear implant is accessed before age 3, to maximise a child’s residual hearing, and to address early vocabulary gaps with activities like parent-child talking interactions and
Deaf students with good English language skills are able to learn European languages the same way they did English – visually, and through reading. The use of web-based videos in language-learning allows deaf students to simultaneously see + hear new words in the new language being learned. A good example is SpanishDict.com, the online Spanish
Deaf children don’t absorb spoken vocabulary or language as their hearing peers do. Instead, their parents, guardians and/or carers are responsible for this early learning. Spoken language acquisition at an early age is crucial for deaf infants with digital hearing-devices, especially in Irish households where both parents can work outside the home. Talk During Your Daily
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