Jargon-free and comprehensive in coverage, this handbook has been written by members of the Dallas Cochlear Implant Program to serve the needs of parents considering CI implantation for their children. Their rationale in writing the book was to ensure that parents had a reliable information source to supplement advices from medical and allied health professionals, to help enable them to make informed decisions.
From surgical considerations, through insurance and lifestyle issues, to counseling, this book is an ideal patient hand-out, or should at the very least be recommended as a primary source of information. It further meets the needs of medical and allied health professionals in the communication sciences in understanding and being able to serve the information needs of parents in this situation.
Table of contents
1. Upon Learning Your Child Can’t Hear
Betty Loy, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
2. Will My Child Learn to Talk?
Emily A. Tobey, Ph.D.
3. Hearing and How it is Tested
Pamela Tunney-Kruger, Au.D., CCC-A
4. Don’t the Insurance People Understand? This is MY CHILD!!!
Marjorie K. Maier, M.S.W., M.B.A.
5. Which Cochlear Implant Device is Right for Your Child?
Phillip L. Wilson, Au.D., CCC-A and Holly S. Whalen, Au.D., CCC-A
6. Cochlear Implant Surgery
Peter S. Roland, M.D.
*The Brothers’ Story
7. Initial Stimulation and MAPping: What to Expect
Andrea D. Warner-Czyz, Ph.D., CCC-A
8. Auditory-Verbal Communication: Why We Recommend It
Melissa Sweeney, M.S., CCC/SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT®
9. Advocacy for Optimal Educational Arrangements
Linda Thibodeau, Ph.D, Lindsay Bondurant, M.S., CCC-A and Jessica Sullivan
10. Quality of Life Following Cochlear Implantation in Early Childhood
Ann E. Geers, Ph.D. and Christine Gustus, M.S., CCC-SLP
*A Letter to the Doctor