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ERIC Number: EJ1143216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
High School Students with Cochlear Implants: Coming Together for Success
Nussbaum, Debra; Chisholm, Genie; Galloway, Rebecca; Dzime-Assison, Venita; Doyle, Jane
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v18 n24-27 2017
While many people assume that students with cochlear implants have placements in mainstream schools, almost 25 percent of the approximately 175 students at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD), the residential high school on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., have an implanted listening device. Working with these students, professionals encounter a group that is ethnically, culturally, and educationally diverse. The professionals at MSSD have discovered that providing opportunities for these students to come together and interact can be an important part of their personal and social success. A multidisciplinary group of professionals--including speech-language pathologists, audiologists, school counselors, school psychologists, teachers, and graduate interns--collaborates to plan three to four gatherings a year to give students the chance to talk about their experiences and challenges. These events provide an opportunity to explore helpful listening accessories and discuss effective language and communication strategies, especially those that include social media. They address identity issues and connect with deaf adults, who may or may not use cochlear implants, within the community. These events are presented in this article.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
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