Therapy Via iPad Aims to Help Children with Cochlear Implants

Lucile is one of about 17 other hearing-impaired toddlers from across Northern California – from Salinas to the Oregon border – to participate in a new “teletherapy” program called BabyTalk, a collaboration between the Stanford School of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology and the Jean Weingarten Peninsula Oral School for the Deaf in Redwood City. The program is designed to teach children under the age of 3 how to use their newly implanted cochlear devices to learn how to listen and speak, regardless of where they live or whether their families can pay for the therapy.