Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)


Speech-Language Pathology

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Martha Sherrill

Committee Members

Marie Johnson, Shannon Bramlette, Marcy Hite


Introduction: Cochlear Implants (CI) are designed to address severe to profound hearing loss. When implantation occurs after language develops, it is referred to as post-lingual (PL) implantation. Currently, no interventions have been identified to address the communication challenges that young adults with PL-CIs may face after they complete post-CI rehabilitation services. This study analyzes if an individualized intervention plan is beneficial for a person with PL-CIs when experiencing changing communication demands in the transition to college or the workforce. Methodology: Baseline assessments were conducted; the results of which allowed for the establishment of four co-constructed goals. These goals were targeted in four intervention sessions focused on use of listening strategies. Results: Accuracy improved, and all goals were met. Clinicians observed success in independent strategy use. Participant noted a value in individualized intervention. Conclusion: The participant noted a benefit in an individualized intervention plan to support changing communication demands with PL-CIs.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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