Hi guys. Well.... I'm in a pickle . I need some ideas on activities to help a second grade student with a Cochlear Implant. The IEP goals for this child are basically stating the need for acquisition of spoken/oral language. (At present I believe the child is on a preschool level. Also, did I mention that our school system has not hired a Deaf Education Teacher & this child has been in our school since Kindergarten. In addition, at the present time this particular child does not have a language facilitator. The whole situation is frustrating and infuriating ) Does anyone have any language activities that might be of help? This is my third year teaching and first ever encountering a child with a hearing disability. Since the child is obviously well below grade level, what do you suggest as far as issuing our leveled curriculum textbooks and homework assignments(which are in Reading and Spelling). I realize that the student cannot read or even possibly follow along in a textbook, but I do not want to single s/he out by not supplying books. I would like to supply homework assignments that would increase his oral language, but really don’t know what that needs to be. Does anyone have any suggestions, advice or information they could share. This child is in desperate need of help. Thanks!