Professional Preparation in Cochlear Implants

Clarke Philadelphia is proud to partner with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to offer a special program for professionals: Professional Preparation in Cochlear Implants (PPCI).

Professional Preparation in Cochlear Implants (PPCI) is an intensive program for professionals providing early intervention services for children (0-5) or school age (5 to 10 years) with cochlear implants. It is specifically designed for teachers of deaf children, speech-language pathologists and educational audiologists with beginning-to-limited experience in providing (re)habilitation services to children with implants. Professionals who are currently in supervisory or leadership positions and who are responsible for making decisions regarding children who are 0-5 or 5-10 and present with hearing loss will also benefit from this program. Since building collaborative partnerships is one of the goals of PPCI, special consideration will be given to schools or agencies supporting the application of 2 team members in any one session. PPCI on-site course work is supplemented by rigorous advance study and long term follow-up culminating in a three-day summer meeting to fulfill requirements of the program. Nine graduate credits from Smith College, ASHA CEUs and or LSLS CE hours are awarded upon successful completion of all elements of PPCI.

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