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The Cochlear Implant Education Center

The Cochlear Implant Education Center (CIEC) is a unit of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University. We investigate, evaluate, and disseminate effective practices related to cochlear implant technology and the education and lives of deaf children from birth through high school. We also provide support services to students with cochlear implants who are enrolled at the Clerc Centers two demonstration schools, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD).

For in-depth information about cochlear implants visit the following web papers created through the CIEC:

 

Cochlear Implants: Navigating a Forest of Information...One Tree at a Time
This document is designed to assist parents and educators in navigating their way through the extensive "forest" of information about cochlear implants. Information is formatted into modules on a variety of topics, including candidacy, the decision-making process, insurance, surgical considerations, choosing an educational setting, language and communication planning, etc.
Cochlear Implants and Sign Language: Building Foundations for Effective Educational Practices
The Cochlear Implant Education Center hosted a national conference, “Cochlear Implants and Sign Language: Building Foundations for Effective Educational Practices,” from April 15-17, 2009. One hundred professionals (30 from mainstream programs, 50 from schools for the deaf, and 20 from national organizations and university training programs) came together to address this important topic impacting deaf education. The conference offered a range of presentations, panels, and work groups that covered issues related to trends, challenges, effective practices, and future initiatives to address practices inclusive of spoken language and sign language for children with cochlear implants.
 
Cochlear Implants and Sign Language: Putting It All Together (Identifying Effective Practices for Educational Settings)
This ‘Sharing Ideas’ paper includes a compilation of the issues, ideas, and strategies that emerged from the April, 2002 conference Cochlear Implants and Sign Language: Putting It All Together. The document includes the presentation texts from the meeting, a summary of the issues, ideas, and resources that surfaced during discussion groups, as well as identified useful resources. To receive a published copy of the paper contact: Debra.Nussbaum@gallaudet.edu.

 

If you have further questions, please contact:

Debra Nussbaum
Cochlear Implant Education Center Coordinator
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Kendall School
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-651-5638
E-mail: Debra.Nussbaum@ gallaudet.edu.

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