Saturday, 12 May 2007

CI story by Frances Parsons - August 2002

(Frances M. Parsons is retired Associate Professor of History of Art and Coordinator of International Collections at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC)

To: Sarah Wainscott, Director of Early Intervention and Preschool Programs

I came. I saw. I was conquered by the living evidence of how cochlear implant technology helps those toddlers at the River School. Words cannot describe how I felt when I finally visited the River School. I want to share this letter with anybody who wants to know about how cochlear implants benefit toddlers but are unable to get more information. The controversy about cochlear implants, especially in children, rages on with no let up. I have listened to pros and cons and met failures and successes. The most negative comment was "Those CI children at residential or day schools for the deaf could not speak!"

While sitting in waiting rooms .....Continue reading here..

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(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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