Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bilateral study 2009...

Logan has been chosen to participate in a a federally funded research that is conducted at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He will be tested in order to gain more insight into the benefits of bilateral implantation vs. a single ear implant . He is scheduled to travel to Madison in about two weeks.
When I heard of the opportunity for him to take part in this, I jumped at the chance because their first study on bilateral implants is what helped my husband and I decide to go forward with getting a second CI for Logan.

They sent us some pictures for Logan to become familiar with to get ready for some of the testing they will be conducting. Out of 24 pictures, I was concerned that he only knew 7 of them--but in only 2 days he has mastered all 24. We made flashcards out of them and have developed different games to help him understand and say the different words.

Tonight we had him choose a card and draw the picture on the driveway with sidewalk chalk...







6 comments:

leah said...

What a great way to incorporate the new vocabulary! Being involved in the study is great, because it might help persuade insurance companies that bilateral hearing is better than unilateral hearing. Hopefully you'll get to go to Wisconsin in the summer rather than winter, lol.

Kathy said...

You've got yourself a little artist! I'm constantly amazed at the fun creative ways you help Logan. You are such an inspiration!

Carmen said...

It is great that Logan and you are going. I also contacted them after Brittany told me about it since I think it's so important for this type of research to be conducted and our kids are perfect for the task. They haven't got back to me yet but I hope they do. Logan is so good at drawing! he is definetely a perfectionist! And that's great that you have made it fun for him to lear those words so quickly! That's amazing!

AJ's Mom said...

What a fun & creative language activity!!! YAY!! Logan's coming to WI!!! I had heard about this study. Maybe we can meet up-we're about an hour from Madison. :)

Melanie said...

I am also in WI and have heard about this study. I'm also a UW grad! Madison is a great place to be in the Spring. Great weather and lots and lots to do. Can't wait to hear all about it.

mbishopp said...

wow, what a great opportunity!
for the record, Logan draws better than my 6-year-old. nice work.

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