Important facts to keep in mind:
In a small number of cases, a child may show only limited benefit from the cochlear implant or seemingly no benefit at all. This can generally be linked to factors such as:
A variety of school placements are possible for children with cochlear implants. To make the most of a cochlear implant, a child needs be in a program that clearly states and supports listening and speaking goals.
All programs regardless of communication modality can emphasize listening and speaking goals. Children in auditory oral, simultaneous communication or manual communication programs can all benefit from listening therapy or auditory training.