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Wednesday, September 22

Language Sample - Four Years Old

I've taken a little video of Drew over the past few days, to give you an idea of how Drew is doing with his language. He will turn four years old this month, and has had his Cochlear Implants activated for nearly three years, three months.





It is really hard for me to believe that this whole hearing journey began nearly four years ago. If only I would have known then, what I know now. It would have saved a lot of tears.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Video is private and cannot be viewed. Can you make it public?

Melanie said...

Boo...I can't see it either.

leah said...

Bummer- I can't see it! The video states "private."

misskri said...

I couldnt see it either:-(
I feel the same way, Jenny! I had an inservice at Thomas' preschool yesterday..myself, the teachers, the school district audi, TOD and his itinerant teacher.
I love when they all get together and compare their "notes" on Thomas. He is further ahead of alteast 50% of his class...the one test that his private SLP gave him the scores were so high that he wouldnt even qualify for services through our district (if he wasn't deaf and just had a speech delay, that is).
I sat there (in my tiny preschool chair) and started crying. Thinking of how proud I am of Thomas and also thinking the same thing you just posted...if I would have known 4.5 years ago what I know now...UGH....It would have saved ALOT of tears!!!emotional!
I can't wait to see Drew's video...

Drew's Mom said...

Ugh...sorry. I got a new computer that's supposed to make posting videos easier! Try it now and let me know if it's working...

misskri said...

AMAZING!!!!

tammy said...

His speech is AMAZING! I had to turn it off to take a phone call and Aiden got upset because he wanted to finish watching Drew! lol Also, Ryan was sitting in the living room, not even watching and was laughing at some of the things Drew was saying - that's how clear his speech is! Just amazing!

Melanie said...

You and Drew have worked SO hard. Amazing boy and amazing parents!

leah said...

Yay! The video is working! Drew is so amazing, and the hard work is so evident in his ability to express himself. Way to go, Drew and Drew's family!

Anonymous said...

Such an inspiration! Max will be hearing for 9 months on 10/5. It is so nice to see the progress after 3 years...thanks for sharing!

Steph said...

He speaks so clearly! Great work, Drew! You rock!

susannah said...

amen- to the "if i would have known..." so amazing. monrovia liked watching him-wanted more and more!!!