I learned few things while speech sessions with Cory. I tell you..he has more potential than me! Some of the sounds, I have to admitted, I can't hear it and let alone whether if Cory can do it or not. Dont ask me to do the checklist...that is the downside of it. I have to make sure the house is COMPLETELY quiet so I can hear if Cory does it right or not with speech sounds. IMPOSSIBLE! T, speech therapist would ask me to do it etc..its part of parent's trainings. I had to "gag" sometimes because Im not the best person to work with those stuff! She would have to teach me some..like neigh for horse. I never really know how that sounds like... or cackle like a witch..pttttt!
Today we did bit of assessment..what sounds can he hears and how far? he can hear shhh at 10 feets away. (nope not me.) And she asked me to rub my hands together. IM like huh??? for sound? Yup. Im dumbfounded. I had no idea it make "sounds"..okey dokey..so I tried that. Cory looked right at me, in respond to THAT!! oy!!! that is like nothing for me even at close range. I had to step about 10 feet..yup he can still hear it. W O W that is all I can say. I am still amazed with this CI thing..
the next thing is to consider...whether he will get second implant for the other side...we have to make a decision.........do we do it? or are we just happy with one? considering he is doing very well anyway. I hear lots of pros..cons. It's not an easy decision as a parent.