I think it's hard for Cory to switch over back and forth..when he talks..I don't hear it or understands him. So he has to sign to me most of the times. But it is nice to have that option between him and me.. it goes the same way for him. IF I use my voice..which its part of therapy..he will use his voice but it backfires because sometimes I don't know what he is saying. LOL. So right now, we are using the concepts of who is hearing and who is deaf and maybe that will help him with the identify who is using voice or signings.
I think it's a misconcept for Cory in a way..with CI, he is like "hearing" but without it he is "deaf". so what do I say to him? Even if I say, that you are "deaf" but he meet other deaf kids who doesn't use "voice"? Yes, I would have to explain more in that details...gosh ..he is only three. How far do I go?? If he meet another deaf kid but this kid doesn't sign? but does act like hearing. oh bother..