As parents of a child with CI, you tend to be the expert on many subjects when talking to people around your child. In Norway, there is lots of support, but in order to get it, one needs to show the different offices what CI actually means. In meetings we have to emphasise on the traps.. how children can fool you.. making you think they understood.. (I often used the example that the correct answer to any question ending with "isn't that correct" is "Yes"...
There are some similarities with hearing aids, but many more differences. In technology, ability to hear... but like someone said... "Nowadays, CI is not about hearing. It is about language."
Yesterday, we had a meeting with a new - private - organisation that is going to support Lotte and Lotts's school. We have been unsatisfied with the previous (state-owned) services and requested the new - private - services. Our request was granted..
(And in a smaller session, with math problems containing sentences, the teachers got to see a wonderful example how it's the understanding of language that was the problem.. not the hearing..)
And with language so important... we are reconsidering letting her join her sister joining the theatre course..
We know the teacher there, and with the support we got yesterday, we feel confident that this would be a tremendous help for Lotte..
(OMG... 2 actors in the house..)