Thursday, October 18, 2007
Today they had extra time in class to draw pictures of their choosing. Gage drew several things and one was a bus w/the words "baby toy" on the side. Under the picture he wrote "bu bu bu". I asked what this was for and he said "that's the sound for the bus!" He remembers those Learning to Listen sounds from when they were first implanted!! He's right the bus is bu bu bu bus. Also in his paperwork was a sheet in which he scored a 97. The teacher called out words and they had to write down the ending sound they heard (ex. g for egg or x for fox). The list goes on as they have to write the beginning sounds and middle. A 97, w/one implant!!!
Labels: cochlear implants
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Gage is doing well also. He just got report cards a couple of weeks ago and he received a 99 in Math, 93 in Reading, and so far his conduct is improving a great deal! He received his full speech and language evaluation from Children's. His expressive vocab and articulation was at 7ys 8mos. He's only 6yrs 4mos. Even his receptive vocab was above his chronological age. I'm amazed at how well he does! It's gotta be tough only hearing w/one implant. Doesn't bother this little man, he's gonna get his information. He's really good at asking for repeats if he needs them.
Brook is doing great in preschool. She's learned to write her name...ON EVERYTHING!! She is teaching our cats to babble and write also. I heard a peculiar "raaaow" from the cat the other day. When I checked on it, Brook was holding a pencil between it's "toes" teaching it to write!! poor cat. She still asks me daily "mama, when I can have a real baby?" Nanny's concerned that when she figures out "how" to have a real baby...we're gonna be in big trouble! She looks at toy books and shows me what she wants from each one. It's not the toys, it's the real babies photographed w/them.