Saturday, June 29, 2013

Good Articles to Share with Educators

Just a couple hearing loss articles I came across that I thought would be beneficial to give to schools, teachers, day care providers, etc. to advocate for our kiddos.

I came across this one and then realized it is written by Leah over at Say What! I absolutely love her writing! So informative, so detailed, and I think this one is especially great for those people new in your child's life who need that basic understanding of what hearing loss looks like and sounds like.

This second one I stumbled upon from a hearing loss group I'm a part of on Facebook. I've never heard of this blog, but I'm going to search through it as I always love reading about hearing loss from a deaf adult's perspective to give me a better insight into Aiden's world. In this article, he writes about concentration fatigue. With Aiden starting full day kindergarten this fall, it's that something that's been weighing on my mind as I know he's just going to be whooped by the time he gets home. I thought this is a great article to share with educators as well.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Introducing the Nucleus 6

This is so exciting! It's not available in the US yet, but just the fact that Cochlear has had two upgrades in the short four years that Aiden's been hearing is just amazing to me! Now let's just hope that our insurance agrees!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Never too late ...

to start this blog back up (and catch up on everyone else's!), even if it's been over six months since my last post.

So I've vowed since it is summertime, to sit and have journaling time for my kids, and for me.

Time to get back into our journey.

and since the last time I posted (in November 2012), we have

  • packed up and moved to Texas (it feels SOOOO wonderful to be back home)
  • spent some good time in Wisconsin before heading south
  • acclimated to new schools
  • had IEP madness (so glad that's over!)
  • said good-bye to an AMAZING AVT program in Ohio and reunited with our very first AMAZING AVT and audiologist back in Texas
  • been catching up with friends GALORE!
  • sang Happy 5th Birthday to Aiden
  • signed Aiden up for KINDERGARTEN! (deep breath).
  • had many swimming/bbq days with our friends
  • went fishing, had bbqs, and more catching up with friends
  • been submitting applications to reenter the classroom (I can't believe it's been FIVE years!)
  • been hanging with our Ohio cousins who came for a week long visit
  • been HAVING FUN.
Needless to say, I've been non.stop.busy.

But it's time to stop, and catch up.  I have so much to write about.

Aiden's journey continues. At his own pace, with his own special needs. We're still climbing that mountain, with obstacles along the way, but we're getting there. We're on the right track and I feel good about where we're at.