There has been a recent surge in the publishing industry when it comes to children's books that talk about cochlear implants and I wanted to share! You can order the books by clicking on the pictures and the best part is that they all cost less then a 1/4 of a tank of gas. :) I have to say that I'm digging the title of the first book for the obvious reason :) And no I had nothing to do with it. The only book that I have read and highly suggest is Rally Caps which I have purchased some time ago and donated to the my local library because I wanted to share it with others. I am planning on doing the same with the others because the more the merrier!
This book illustrates the process of how Abby gets a cochlear implant. The story shows that Abby has a hearing loss wears purple hearing aids, has a progressive hearing loss, and her family chooses a cochlear implant. The story goes on to describe hearing testing, an introduction to cochlear implants, and the steps a family would take to explore this option of habilitation for their child who has a hearing loss...
Written by Stephen J. Cutler and Jodi Cutler Del Dottore
Now available in English and Italian!
RALLY CAPS is a humorous, fun-filled baseball and camp story. Ten year old Jordan is injured in an unfortunate and frightening accident while trying out for the Little League Travel team. Recovery is difficult. At summer camp he struggles to conquer his anxiety and fear in order to return to his beloved game of baseball. He forms a friendship with a deaf Italian boy, Luca, who wears a cochlear implant. Luca’s compelling positive nothing is impossible attitude, along with the inspiration he draws from his idol, Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., gives Jordan the courage to return to baseball with a passion. Find out what happens as “Rally Caps” are raised in the bottom of the final inning in the biggest game of Jordan’s life. Boys and girls alike will enjoy this touching story of persevering through difficult times.
The story of a deaf girl who listens and speaks with the help of her cochlear implants! Today’s children with hearing loss may surprise you! With the help of cochlear implants, digital hearing aids, and specialized instruction in listening and spoken language, deaf children can learn to listen and speak, just like their hearing peers. According to the University of Michigan, over 100,000 people have received cochlear implants in the past 20 years. Children with hearing impairment, however, are rarely represented in children’s literature and cochlear implant technology is widely misunderstood.
Written by: Joanne Zellweger
Illustrated by: Andy Elliott
Release Data: May 2008
Pre-order your copy here!
It's fun, humorous and shows a day's adventure of a brother and sister.Her brother John is deaf and wears a hearing aid and cochlear implant.
This book is written by a resident blogger and a mother of two children that have cochlear implants, Val Blakely along with Tamara Harrison who is a speech-language pathologist that have taught her son Gage and her daughter Brooke how to speak. This is a personal account from a mothers perspective of what it is like to discover that your children have a hearing loss. I just ordered my book and I can't wait!