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, June 14, 2011
We was even more ecstatic when he received a jersey. The Under-4 league has jerseys already, and the Under-6 league does not - this meant that he constantly told Matt: "look at my shirt, Matt. I have a soccer shirt! You don't have a soccer shirt!" This began to wear on Matthew after a while (he should get his uniform by the end of this month).
I brought the FM system to the field with Nolan. I hadn't indicated any "special needs" on his soccer enrollment form - so it was probably a bit of a surprise to his coach. To be honest, I had simply forgotten to write it down. We're so used to his hearing aids, that we don't think about it much. I stuck the mic on her shirt with a brief "don't worry, he does just fine" and walked away.
And Nolan did great. He ran with the ball, he listened to the instructions, and he played the games. He was slower than a lot of the other kids (he's never going to catch the other preschoolers in duck-duck-goose), but that is mostly because he is smaller than most of the other kids. Those short little legs have to work harder to keep up!