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Follow-Up Services

MAPping/Programming of Sound Processor

  • MAPping is the process by which the audiologist determines the amount of electrical stimulation each electrode delivers to the auditory nerve so that the child can respond.
  • For more information, visit the FAQ page.

FM System Consultations/Evaluations

  • Appointments may be scheduled with an audiologist to determine if an FM system is appropriate for your child.   
  • For more information,visit the FAQ page.  

Speech-Language Therapy

  • Individualized speech-language therapy, including auditory-verbal therapy.
  • Therapy plans, schedules and goals are determined for each child’s unique needs.

Group Therapy

  • CLAP (Cochlear implant Language Advancement Program)
    CLAP is a group program for children ages 18 months to 3 years with cochlear implants.

    The program:

      • Supplements individual aural (re)habilitation and speech-language therapy.
      • Focuses on increasing listening, language and speech skills without the use of visual communication.
      • Includes a weekly parent training session.

    Parental involvement is vital in the development of a child’s listening, language and speech skills. That’s why CLAP includes a weekly parent training session. Parent sessions take place one time per week.

      • Location: Callier Center Dallas
      • Ages: 18 months - 3 years
      • Days/times: Two mornings per week
      • Contact: Melissa Sweeney

Success with Auditory Therapy (SWAT)

  • Designed for children who have received their cochlear implant within the last year.
  • Provides the family with information and expectations for auditory skill development.
  • Appointments are scheduled in conjunction with the child’s audiological and MAPping appointments.
  • The program is supplemental and should not take the place of weekly speech-language therapy with a speech-language pathologist.

School Visits

  • Team members may visit your child’s school personnel and educate them about cochlear implants and your child’s individual needs.