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Almost One Year Later... by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Yes, we are all still alive and doing quite well!   I started this blog years ago as a way to record all of the experiences we were having soon after our sweet boy wa ... Read on »
Religious School by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My three started religious school this past Sunday. It was the first time for the boys. They were apprehensive about all of it since they have never met the teachers and did ... Read on »
The first week by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The kids finished their first week of school and everything went well. All of them are loving their teachers and getting back to a routine. For me it felt like the longest w ... Read on »
First Day of School by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My three started yesterday. They were cool as cucumbers in the morning and I was a nervous wreck and paced around my house most of the day. The boys were so excited and f ... Read on »
Introducing Sawyer by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Look what we have in our house... Read on »
Family Learning Vacation 2012 by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We just got home from a fabulous weekend in the middle of nowhere. (No internet access! Limited cell service! The horror!) Peas' therapy center, the Center for Communication ... Read on »
Audiology Appointment by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Better late than never? Peas saw his audiologist a few weeks ago and I finally received the report today. This is our audiologist's busiest time of year with so many ... Read on »
"Hearing Loss in the Classroom" by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness School starts soon. This video is a MUST watch for anyone who has kids with hearing loss in a classroom. It is clear, concise and easy for any teacher or parent to u ... Read on »
End of Summer by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We are officially in the countdown to the end of the Summer. The kids start school two weeks from today. Everyone is looking forward to getting back into a routine. The boys ... Read on »
Ten on Tuesday by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness 1. This is the second week of swim lessons for all three of my kiddos. We have a fabulous community pool and the kids love swimming. The only minor annoyance is that after w ... Read on »
Current obsession by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Maps! Not kidding. I am so loving this phase. They want to know about every single country. The language opportunities are endless. Read on »
What I Know Now by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The older I get, the more I realize how much I truly do not know. I have two advanced degrees and I would like to think that I am a reasonably intelligent person and still, ... Read on »
Two little boys by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Both of these boys were born profoundly deaf. They both wore high powered hearing aids that didn't help. They both got cochlear implants before 18 months old at oppos ... Read on »
T Ball by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My boys have had their first sports experience this Summer with our recreation department's T Ball league. All of the kids are going into K5 or first grade and most of them ... Read on »
Template for teachers by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness School starts soon! I found a great template to give to your child's mainstream teachers on the Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center's website and wanted t ... Read on »
More from AG Bell 2012 by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I still have one more summary left in my brain as well as my personal impressions of the conference as a whole. I really can't stress enough how worthwhile this weekend was. ... Read on »
AG Bell Convention Summary: Part 4 by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness If you learn nothing else from the time you are spending reading my summaries from the convention, please learn this WHEN IN DOUBT, SUSPECT TECHNOLOGY FIRST! I swear thi ... Read on »
AG Bell Convention Summary: Part 3 by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Another serendipitous event for me during the weekend was the presentation by Teresa Caraway and Carol Flexer entitled "Remaining Vigilant for Today's Children with Hearin ... Read on »
"Mommy, I want to see a cactus" by Melanie R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I went for a walk every morning before the blistering Arizona sun came out the weekend I was at the AG Bell convention. (And my body was still on central time, so it was eas ... Read on »