Stephanie Brzostek, speech language therapist, has experience working on aural habilitation with children who wear hearing amplification and cochlear implants. She focuses on helping children to increase their auditory perception skills (such as localizing to sound and discriminating between sounds), use visual cues to understand language, increase their ability to be understood (by focusing on sound production, speech rate, loudness, and rhythm), and increase necessary social skills (such as learning how to be more assertive, requesting repetitions when necessary, and positioning themselves to best understand a conversation).