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
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A Much Better Night
Nolan's nose is still a little runny, but he didn't have any difficulty breathing last night.* It was nice for us all to get some rest, and hopefully Sunday night was just a fluke.
In other news, we met with Nolan's new Teacher of the Deaf last Friday, and she is absolutely wonderful. It is nice to have someone who knows what "figure-ground" means (skills relating to hearing in background noise). She is going to bring us a pre-literacy hierarchy list and keep us headed in the right direction for Nolan's overall academic success. We have a once-per-month consultation with her, so we get regular guidance throughout the school year. Nolan's language skills are really great, but he does have some socialization and sensory integration issues (oddly enough, he is overly sensitive to lots of sound). By working on pre-literacy skills, we hope to give him a running start for kindergarten.
*Other than his typical breathing difficulty, that is. He still woke up and wandered around for an hour or so, but that is "normal" for Nolan!