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The Miami Cochlear Implant, Auditory, and Tactile Skills Curriculum.

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The Miami Cochlear Implant, Auditory and Tactile Skills Curriculum is a comprehensive manual for training deaf and hard of hearing children in the use of sensory aids for speech perception and production. It has been written by a team of speech-language pathologists, audiologists, teachers of the hearing impaired, and early childhood development specialists to be a hands-on guide for communication training.

In addition to providing practical information about cochlear implants, hearing aids and tactile vocoders, this guide includes a hierarchy of goals and objectives that provide a framework for teaching a variety of receptive and expressive skills. Each objective is accompanied by one or more sample activities to assist the user in developing the targeted skills. Over one hundred activities are described in an easy to follow format.

The curriculum is written for children from birth through adolescence but can be adapted for adults. An evaluation chapter provides clinicians with a review of assessment tools for hearing impaired children, and research data showing the effectiveness of this approach for sensory aid training.

To order the CHATS curriculum, click on the Download Tab for the order form.

CHATS Features

  • Facilitates speech production.
  • Facilitates speech perception.
  • Facilitates language comprehension.
  • Maximizes sensory aid use.
  • Includes over one hundred activities.
  • Written with children in mind, yet easily customizable for adults.
  • Provides with progress assessment tools
  • Includes practical information about cochlear implants, hearing aids and tactile vocoders.
  • Developed by teachers of the hearing impaired, audiologists, speech-language pathologists and early childhood specialists.


CHATS Brochure and Order Form
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