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    Hafiz got a reaction from Mary Beth in Parent of young CI user asking for help   
    Many thanks.
    I will do that practice 
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    Hafiz reacted to Mary Beth in Parent of young CI user asking for help   
    Since your son is responding to his name being called and doorbells/phones ringing, he has awareness of sound.  That is step 1.  So that is great!
    Now it is time to help him learn to listen to the differences in speech sounds.  We focus on listening.  And then give children the chance to copy what we say, which starts their speech journey.
    I will explain the next step we take in English and you can adjust it as needed.
    We would gather a few objects/toys and sit down with your son so that we are next to his implant side.  At first we work with only 2 toys that differ in how many parts they have in their name.  Ball (1 part) Choo-choo-train (3 parts).  We introduce each toy by holding it up and saying it’s name.  Your son can copy the names the best he can.  The two toys are set down in front of the child.  Then we say one of the names and the child indicates which one by picking up the toy, pointing to the toy, etc.  When the child is successful with 2 toys which differ by how many parts are in their names, we increase it to 3 toys that differ by how many parts are in their names.  Ball (1 part), airplane (2 parts), Choo-choo-train (3 parts).
    You can expand this to any topic you wish.  At this level of listening it is important that the items differ in how many parts are in their names.
    You can use food, colors, family members names, animals.......just be sure that the set of items you are working with at the time are all different by the number of parts in their names.
    We want to keep things fun and successful.  Repeated success is what trains our brains to listen with CIs.  Short sessions.  Many times a day.
    Also go on listening walks around your home and neighborhood if you can.  Listen to sounds and point out what is making the sound.
    This is how you start teaching your son to listen with his CI.
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    Hafiz reacted to Mary Beth in Parent of young CI user asking for help   
    I will tag a few parents so they see your post too @Hafiz
    @Colleen Powell
    @Heather B
    @suzcohen
     
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    Hafiz reacted to Mary Beth in Parent of young CI user asking for help   
    Hi @Hafiz
    I posted your message above.
    Congratulations on your son’s cochlear implant.  It is much more difficult when you live in an area that does not have services for young children with CIs.  But it is possible to do the necessary listening training at home.  We will help you the best we can as we are all wishing the very best for your son.
    First though, since you had to go to Turkey for his implant is that where you must go for all of his MAPping appts?  It is very, very important that his CI is programmed correctly and in the beginning months that requires several appointments.  I met a child who had a CI for several years and was not making any listening progress.  It turned out that the child was not consistently wearing the CI and had not been back to the audiologist for a MAPping adjustment in quite awhile.  When the family returned to the audiologist for a MAPping, it was clear why the child was not developing listening and speaking skills.  The child could not hear speech correctly with the settings on the CI.  After that was adjusted, and listening training started things improved.
    I hope you don’t mind me mentioning this.  It is important to make sure the CI settings are still correct for your son.  If they are not, the listening training will not be successful.
     
    If your son is wearing his CI all waking hours and has had a recent MAPping appointment to ensure he has auditory access to all speech frequencies.....then you are all set to begin listening training at home.
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    Hafiz got a reaction from Mary Beth in Parent of young CI user asking for help   
    Thank you very much, after implementation only once we visited for check up after three months of implementation, since Turkey is very faraway from Afghanistan and it cost a lot we could not revisit again. now adays we are planing to go for revisit.  
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    Hafiz got a reaction from Mary Beth in Parent of young CI user asking for help   
    Thank you so much Dear Mary Beth for posting my message here, I'm looking forward to hearing form the member of forum.
     
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