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CREC is ready to help you provide your students who have hearing loss and cochlear implants all the services they may need.

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Joyce E. Rioux, Ed.D, OTR/L, SCSS, FAOTA

Supervisor of Audiology


We provide:

  • Workshops to school personnel to:
    - Give information on cochlear implants
    - Model successful instructional techniques
    - Demonstrate the optimal use of FM systems in conjunction with cochlear implants
  • Consultation assistance to school system personnel in meeting the educational needs of the student
  • Cochlear implant mapping with a team approach
  • Full service center diagnostic capability for speech processor breakdowns and provision of replacement parts
  • Cochlear implant therapy - direct post implant aural habilitation at Soundbridge or in the child's home school
  • Direct instruction in language, speech, audition and academic skills for the student with hearing impairment, which is delivered by certified and experienced teachers of the hearing impaired
  • Recommendations for appropriate FM amplification equipment to be used in school
  • Prompt on-call repair of FM amplification equipment and provision of loan equipment when breakdowns occur
  • Yearly audiological evaluation of the student, including auditory and perceptual assessments of progress
  • Social and emotional support to the student
  • Student counseling and parent guidance services
  • Diagnostic and assessment services in speech, language, auditory skills, and academic areas
  • Parent education and support services, including pre-implant consultation, cochlear implant forums, and family networking

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