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How Students with Cochlear implants can study at a normal school.

Tina Olyai Director - Little Angels High School -Gwalior M.P.

I have noticed over the past two years after introducing Inclusive education at Little Angels High School –Gwalior that Severely hearing-impaired children who have had cochlear implants may not catch up to their peers at school right away in language comprehension or general schoolwork, but over the years have managed to make a steady progress in their academic and extra curriculars at school.
Early implantation however may take advantage of neuronal flexibility inherent in critical periods of auditory-based learning. In multi variable analysis, higher rates of language improvements have been linked to greater hearing after cochlear implantation. Delaying implantation to extend hearing aid use for children with severe to profound hearing loss may be detrimental to language development following the cochlear implantation. In an ideal situation, cochlear implantation should also allow recipients to integrate into the hearing world and improve their quality of life. Although I have noticed that these students may underachieve to some extent in certain fields like taking speed dictation in a group or comprehending all the instructions givenen out ny the teracher most do reach a high degree of social and communicative autonomy, an improvement that demonstrates the benefit of cochlear implantation. Students with Cochlear implants need not be treated diffrently but they surely need to be taught differently with patience and lots of love.

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