Suddenly it is year#12 with CI's and as one can see from the frequency of the updates on this blog... it is going good.
So good that there is not much to tell. And then again, that little fact implies that there is so much going on..
Let's see. Finished her first year on the new school.
That meant letting go of the security of the teachers that stood with her for 7 years, and taking her own control, with still help from the new teachers.
Thursday, 7 July 2016
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Guess I'm not done with this blog after all..
Thursday, 7 May 2015
Thursday, 30 April 2015
At first I though she could continue on this one, but I decided I want to keep the blog as it is, and Lotte can make her own. In fact, I wasn't ready for the total overhaul of my blog by my wonderful, determined daughter..
So, Please follow Lotte's blog here and share it.
This blog will be available as a resource for us, and anyone else that want to pick our brain. :-)
Monday, 20 April 2015
Friday, 6 December 2013
It's been a couple of months now since Lotte started to swim.
And she told us that it is much nicer than handball as "with handball I don't know where to throw the ball."...
A team sport is of course much more difficult compared to a sport where you listen and then perform. Especially when you don't get all the information due to having CI..
The trainers are great. After we explained them that not all information is understood straight away, that they have to make sure Lotte understands, they have used that information well. I was really pleased when I noticed a trainer actually managing to get the volume of all the kids down, so that even she could speak with a normal voice... Not an easy thing to do in a swimming pool with 10 kids in a group.. (And more groups in the next lane..)
So, she thrives. Loves to go. Is exhausted after her hour training. Two times a week...
And, great progress..
I hadn't been with her for a while (she wants to go alone... It's her way of owning this activity..) I was surprised to see how much progress she had made in the last month..
Here a video of Lotte after 1 hour of training.... Even though she was exhausted, she still wanted to show her swimming with this video..
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Her reasoning is probably: If every question has an answer.. homework is finished...
At the end some tears due "trouble" with friends. Some frustration with friend teasing her.
She explained very well how she prefers to play 1 on 1. When there are more she see the other girls whispering and (often rightly probably) thinks its about her.
Then again.. with girls there's a lot of mental stuff going on... difficult for Lotte..
But she also shows wonderful compassion. How she includes other children when she sees someone is by him/her-self. And how she understands that you should not refuse children to play with you if they ask.. and that this is not valid just at school, but also outside school...
she's doing well... eager to learn, tell & ask in the classroom, eager to learn outside the classroom as well...
Finally a picture of Lotte in her element.. Watching/listening to movies on the iPad with her favorite friend...
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Weeks of practicing for a dance with all other schools in Norway.
Finding the son.. practicing the dance.... excellent.
And in the end it came all together to the day the whole school performed it... All over Norway.
Thursday, 10 October 2013
It's not easy to get them right, but when they finally sit... they sit...
After not wanting any CI under the swimming cap (pre-summer) she agreed (after we forced her) that hearing what the trainers said was kind of handy. So.. 1 CI was accepted. Then she came up with the idea of 2 CI's.. Who are we to disagree with that...
Anyway... We found out that when we first localise where the spool needs to go above the cap, then put the spool there - under the cap, and then push the processors under the cap (on the ear is really awkward..) it works well..
Monday, 30 September 2013
This came up on a Facebook group..
People with CI experiencing loud noise when turning on the CI in the morning, after a long period of inactivity.
Lotte never had this problem.. (See this post from 2007.. Jeezz.. has it been that long....)
But for those who have this experience.. Here is a possible explanation..
Not that I really understand... out of my league.
Dexamethasone released from cochlear implant coatings combined with a protein repellent hydrogel layer inhibits fibroblast proliferation.
- 2013-08: Grade 6
- 2012-08: Grade 5
- 2011-08: Grade 4
- 2011-03: BTE's on the ear
- 2010-08: Grade 3
- 2009-08: Grade 2
- 2008-08: Mainstream School (6y. old)
- 2006-10: All-hearing Kindergarten (4y. old)
- 2004-11-22: CI activated (27 m. old)
- 2004-10-04: Bi-lateral CI (26 m. old)
- 2003-08: Deaf/HOH/CI Pre-school/"DEAF" Kindergarten (12m. old)
- 2003-07: HA's fitted (11 m. old)
- 2003-06: Diagnosed deaf. Start sign-language (10m. old)
- 2002-11: Suspicion loss of hearing (4 m. old)
- 2002-08: Born - A fierce LION