Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What a Great Year!!!

Jack is making such great strides in regards to his apraxia. His hearing if you can believe it is actually his strength, thanks to his implants.

I just had Jack's parent teacher conference and his is doing quite well, better than I expected. He is keeping up in math and his teacher says that his patterning is at the highest level they test so far this year. Yea!! He is quite the little artist too.

He is getting so much better with his speech and his teachers have noticed a big improvement from last year. He still has some word retrieval issues associated with his apraxia, but it is getting much better with training. No we see as things have been sorted out that he infact, does not have memory issues and it is all do to his filing cabinet (brain) and the things he wants to say have not been in the right place for him to grab. Finally, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Jack is still having some issues with speech errors, but those too are finally being sorted out and his is speaking wonderfully.

Finally, I can now sit back and relax a bit........Jack is progressing and progressing well. He is even keeping up in school!

The picture above is from our summer vacation. Ahh....summer....please come back!!!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Totally Implantable CI's In Our Future?! YES!!!

I just read an article on completely implantable Cochlear Implants. I am very excited to see what the future will hold for all CI's users. Just to think that my son will one day be able to hear in the pool, shower, while sleeping........ Never to be without sound is amazing. No more stress of being invited to pool parties! One day this will be available and hopefully soon......

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Progress Notes

Hello All, It's been along time since my last post and I felt I should give an update. Jack has made the biggest gains this year and it is a miracle to us. Jack is finally getting good control over his speech and working on increasing his sentences. His ablitlty to be understood also has increased. He still has the diagnosis of Apraxia, but I have been told by his therapist that one day (hopefully soon) he will be free of his diagnosis.

As I have said in earlier posts, hearing is not Jack's main issue anymore. Yes, he is deaf and wears a cochlear implant, but he hears and is able to reproduce any sound as a hearing child with beautiful sound quality. Jack can hear me when he is upstairs or in the other room and we can talk back and forth and he has hearing friends that he communicates verbally with. The implant is a wonderful miracle, and that I can see hearing is not an issue is beyond what I could have ever imagined when Jack was first diagnosed.

We are still working hard with Jack, but Jack's progress this year has been the biggest of his life so far. Jack is a spirited young boy and able to do anything he sets his mind too. We are blessed to have such a wonderful caring team behind us and helping our son.