I want to share another thing I learned that blew me away in our “year of discovery” (when AC was in 3rd grade). Apparently, a lot of kids that are HOH get misdiagnosed as having ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder. AC was almost one of them. That was how we figured out he needed the FM and all – because his teacher started saying all these little negative “behavioral” things were happening. Things like many of the ones noted on this list from phonic ear. Check out the chart:
Maybe, this information is old news now… but, when I first heard this I had a HUGE “light-bulb moment”. I wish I had known this information BEFORE that point. So, maybe this will help someone else out there who’s just starting off with a child diagnosed with mild hearing loss.
At the time I discovered this (thru my OWN research) we were in the process of weeks of jumping through hoops.
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