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...

Friday, April 17, 2009

"Pe-Pa, Please!"

We went out to eat tonight as a family. Logan usually likes to talk to the waiter and order for himself, so I always sit next to him to "interpret" for him. Tonight when the waiter came to our table, Logan spoke up and had an entire conversation with the waiter...ON HIS OWN! Not only did he clearly understand everything the waiter was asking, the waiter understood all of Logan's responses. I just sat back and grinned from ear to ear.

WAITER: Hi, my name is Jon and I'll be your server tonight. Can I start you off with anything to drink?

LOGAN: I want juice.

WAITER: Juice for him, and for you?...

...WAITER: What can I get you to eat?

LOGAN: I want pe-pa please.

WAITER: Pizza?

LOGAN: Yeah, pe-pa.

WAITER: What do you want on your pizza?

LOGAN: Cheese, please.

WAITER: Do you want pepperoni on it, too?

LOGAN: No, cheese.


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