Articles I Have Written
- The Best Books for Kids with Hearing Loss
- Sleep Studies for Kids
- Adjusting to Hearing Aids
- Free Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
- First Steps When Baby Can't Hear
- When Baby "Refers" on the Newborn Hearing Test
- Water Sports with Hearing Aids
- What is the Newborn Hearing Screen?
- The Best Hearing Aid Accessories for Kids
- Choosing Eyeglasses for Kids
- Great Hearing Loss Simulations
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Nolan's New Word
Nolan has learned a new word, and it is a very frustrating word. This single word is thwarting our attempt at getting new language out of him. He's rather smug about it, too- proving how very clever he is. The new word: "Thingy."
He uses this word in place of any noun, making verbal processing/auditory memory tasks a cinch. A typical exchange goes like this:
"Nolan, what would you like to play with today?"
"A thingy. Take thingy out of the thingy."
"What thing do you want to play with? The train?"
"No. Not that thingy. Other thingy."
He has realized the substitution of "thingy" is easier than coming up with the name of the object. It is quite clever of him, but we do need to break the habit before it gets ingrained!
Now I need to finish writing this thingy and make a thingy for dinner.