Sunday, October 9, 2011

Orion's Highchair Adventures: Drinking Milk

This video shows Orion holding up his bottle of milk at the end of his feeding.  Up until recently, we'd lay Orion down for him to drink his bottle.  We totally appreciate progress no matter what rate it happens at.  Slow, but still sweet and sure.
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

www.rachelcoleman.com

Thanks to my friend, D, who brought this blog post to my attention.
I just read a great blog post regarding using ASL "even with cochlear implants". Rachel Coleman, from 'Signing Times', nails it with her two cents. 
Rachel discusses her daughter Leah, who you've probably seen in the 'Signing Times' videos, getting a cochlear implant at an older age. In spite of this change and being told by an ENT to not sign, she continues to use ASL and her pre-existing English literacy skills. She shares how Leah is a successful implant user and also clears up many misconceptions.
She has guts.  Bravo, Rachel. 
I enjoyed reading other posts at her blog, too.
You can read her CI post at http://www.rachelcoleman.com/2011/09/07/my-two-cents-cochlear-implants/