Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Nolan's favorite song recently has been "Celebration" by Kool and The Gang. Whenever he hears the song on the radio ("celebrate good times-come on!") he'll shout the "COME ON!" part at the top of his lungs. We should turn on the song now, because we have something to celebrate.

I received an email from the school district that Nolan's FM system has been ordered from Phonak. Within minutes, I received a second email stating that the FM system is here. We were pretty sure the FM system wouldn't be ordered in time for preschool, and they managed to get it ordered and in-house within a couple of weeks. I am so glad we live in our particular school district- for all the worry about getting the services and accommodations Nolan needs, they have made everything happen in a very timely manner.

I never thought I'd be so happy over a piece of equipment. Without that little machine, Nolan would only hear a lot of mumbling during circle time. With that little machine, he will hear his teacher read the story, ask questions, and give directions. He'll be able to hear his teacher, even when she's outside of his 5' hearing bubble.

He'll be able to hear the music the other kids are dancing to.

Here's to a whole new world of sound- in the classroom!


Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...


We're off to teach the kindergarten teacher how to use the FM tomorrow. I'm glad the technology exists so our little ones get the same chance at learning as all of the other kids.

Auntie said...

This is a wonderful thing. I can't wait to hear about how this is working for Nolan and how much he likes pre school

EmmaVerdona124 said...

that's great!
I have a Phonak FM system I use in school too! (dynamic Inspiro)
there's a mute button on there, 3 screensavers and it includes an alarm clock in it

I wish Nolan a good luck on his Inspiro journey!!!

Julia said...

"Everyone around the world come on!" (Okay, thanks for lodging that song in my brain for the day.) Great news, and a huge relief!