Our precious little boy, Aiden, was diagnosed at birth with profound hearing loss in both ears; he was born deaf. This site is to help journal my feelings, keep family and friends updated on our son's journey, but more than anything, I hope our story can help ease another family's worries as so many other families have eased mine.
Another chapter in our life opens ... this is Our Journey to and beyond cochlear implants ... Our Journey to let Aiden hear.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
Check out the ROUNDING of these lips!
After many, mANY, MANY months
of working toward this sound ...
.... WE FINALLY HAVE THE
LONG O AND OO!
(make sure to turn the music off on the left first)
Now, this video doesn't capture the /oo/ as well as he truly says it,
as he's not much of an on-the-spot performer and
says it quite well when the camera is not
close by. You may notice too, his first /oo/
sounds like /m/ which we always watch closely,
as these two sounds can be easily confused
and could show a mapping issue if Aiden were
to consistently confuse them.
Some words we've added to his vocabulary list,
or have made clearer with his new sounds are:
(instead of uh-um)
(as in whenever he trips or falls, and with QUITE the emphasis I might add)