Sunday, 15 October 2006

Communication

Little update..

Yesterday we were at a museum with an excellent playground.
Lotte wanted to go straight in, so that was fine. She quickly picked up a little friend who she guided through the maze. They had great fun. It was one of the first times we would see her spontanious interact with children that do not use sign. Being in the hearing pre-school/kindergarten, she is more used to making contact with these kids. It's great to see.

When the girl had to leave, Lotte even had a conversation with the mother of the child. It was great to see the selfconfidence of Lotte.
The exposure to hearing-only environment is showing now.
Decisions we make regarding her upbringing are allways made with the correct "gut"-feeling but even so it's allways good to see the effects.
It's sometimes difficult because like with all major changes in children, it gets a bit worse before it turns around and almost explodes into good..


Yes !!!!!

3 comments:

Lillys dad said...

Cloggy, I guess it is a good thing that she gets her looks from her mother! LOL!! Just kidding.
That really is a great picture that you posted. (http://home.online.no/~cloggies/Pictures/Feeling Sound.jpg) It reminds me of a saying I heard regarding the use of a nightlight. "It allows me to hear in the dark". Initially I found the saying odd. I quickly understood what it meant and it made alot of sense. A normally hearing person would equate hearing sound with loud noises such as base guitar at a concert. If you take away the natural ability to hear, it takes on a whole other meaning.

SR171soars said...

Yes, it was the same for me when I had my HA. It takes a whole another meaning when you can't do it well. Now with my CI, it is not a problem anymore and that is soooo useful.

Cloggy said...

Lotte has one of those night-lights in the room.
Actually... when it's on... that's bedtime for her... when it's off, she can go out of her room... (he light is on a timer)
But lately she insists that the door is ajar as well. Previously we would close the door shut, but now we leave it open.
Feeling it's because of the summer... light in her room, also at night.
But it could also be to have a sense of contact with the rest of the family out there..

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