Here are some of Lily's favorite teachers Faye and Carole. They have both been with our public school for more than 25 years. Faye (left), a hearing resource teacher, has worked with Lily since she was two months old, and Carole, an SLP, has worked with Lily since she was nine months old. Both of them were kind enough to come visit Lily's new Nature Center Preschool and help her teachers with different tips and tricks.
They will both periodically be monitoring Lily in her mainstream preschool to make sure she is hearing (with her new Bilateral Phonak FMs - So excited about this technology - WOOOHOOO), engaging with her classmates and meeting her IEP goals.
Lily was tested in the sound booth with and without her new Phonak FMs in noise. Without an FM, Lily heard 50%-70% of what was said when the noise level was equal to the speakers voice. When she had her bilateral FMs on, Lily heard 100% of what was said. Incredible!!!!!
It is such a nice option to be able to put Lily in a mainstream classroom (in addition to her mainstream class at Omaha Hearing School) and still have the support of our public school. With the proper supports upfront, these kids with hearing loss are reaching new heights and will be able to be mainstreamed earlier with minimal support.