Sunday, 8 April 2007

Sentences...

Lately, Lotte's speech has improved dramatically. Sentences are getting longer. Pronounciation getting better... and that is "us" noticing it.
Normally, when the child is improving, it is so gradually, that it takes someone else who hasn't seen her for a while to tell you how she improved. To them the change is clear.
It reminds me of the "shock" we had looking at some footage we took 1-1/2 year ago, and seeing the difference. It was just amazing.

So, for you that are considering a CI for your child, or are in the early stages... Make recordings and video of your child. Also before the child has CI, because the change, the difference will be so much clearer.
Also, start a blog - like this one. I started this blog far too late, in November 2006. I should have started when we found out... but what did I know...

And now, 2-1/3 year into our journey, we are looking at this deaf girl, enjoying hearing sounds.....

4 comments:

Drew's Mom said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on Drew's blog. I have to admit that I have visited Lotte's blog quite often. Would it be OK if I put a link to her blog on Drew's?

I love reading about the journey - can't wait til we are on your side!

Cloggy said...

You are very welcome to put a link on your blog; I would be honored.

Cloggy

MomtoToes said...

I am SO glad you and Lotte joined the blog world, even if it was "late"!

I keep trying to get video of Toes. But all she wants to do is play with the camera. *sigh*

Lydgutt said...

I've read your story up to this now, and must agree on what you are saying here. We try to capture the moments now and forward. When we got the decition that our boy are getting CI, we started a blog the same weekend, the one you can read at the url below. The operation is still some time ahed, but hopefully some time in july/august. Thanks for sharing your story.

(Some) Milestones

  • 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
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