Posted on May 29, 2012 by DebCNY
AC is now 15 and finishing up his Freshmen year of high school. Time does fly!
I wanted to share a website here that was recommended to me by our school district’s audiologist: Phonak: GAP (Guide to Access Planning): http://www.phonakonline.com/MyGap/GapMain.html.
It has a ton of information for kids – especially teens, parents and professionals about hearing loss and benefits of technology. There are assessments to help determine just what an individual’s needs might be, and has lots of links to other resources and videos. Check it out:
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Posted on August 3, 2010 by DebCNY
I research and read a lot about hearing loss, and frequently see lists stating what the “common effects of hearing loss” are for children… or what to expect if your child has hearing loss.. or common symptoms or ways to detect if a child has hearing loss. I’ve read about studies proving how high percentages of kids who have hearing loss will often face many difficulties with this, that and the other thing. It’s not something that is easy to swallow – especially when you first learn your child has a hearing loss.
I remember reading many of these articles and feeling a sinking feeling in my stomach. Was my child going to have these problems? Just how bad IS this “mild to moderate” hearing loss anyway?” How can “mild” be so bad? Continue reading
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Posted on May 16, 2010 by DebCNY
As a mother, I think feeling guilty often comes with the territory. When dealing with discovering your child has a hearing loss - and you didn’t even know it for some time – these feelings can often surge up to al all time high. At least they did for me back in 2001, when we realized AC had a hearing loss.
As I mention on the “background page“, AC was probably born with mild/mod hearing loss, but, we didn’t know it until he was 4 years old. Once we were LOOKING for it, there were signs everywhere… but, up until that point, we really had NO clue.
This is an email I found that I had written to a friend back then… I thought Continue reading
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Posted on May 11, 2010 by DebCNY
I wanted to share this blog entry from The Wrightslaw Way Blog… since it seems to be a reoccurring issue… and that is that kids do NOT need to be failing their classes BEFORE they qualify for IEP or 504 plans…
check it out:
Is Child with Passing Grades Eligible for Special Ed Under IDEA?
“They say he is not eligible because he does not have failing grades. Is this correct?
Nope. The law says just the opposite . . .”
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