Friday, September 17, 2010

Fun Liam Updates

Liam started his new school last week. In addition to that, he's been working a bit with his speech therapist provided by early intervention. I'm excited to report the following fun updates on him:

1. The speech therapist noticed that Liam is occasionally moving his mouth without making sounds. I know this sounds silly, but this is a good thing. It shows that he knows communication has something to do with the mouth.

2. When a toy is taken away from him or someone walks away before he's done playing with them, he will cry. This is a totally new behavior for him. He has never used crying as a means of communication before.

3. Liam is learning to be conditioned for hearing tests in a sound booth. Good conditioning has resulted in a really good hearing test for him. We know now that we do have the right hearing aids for him. His next sound booth hearing test will be aided, so we'll start to determine if he's gaining benefit from his aids.

4. Liam has repeatedly turned his head when someone called his name while he was wearing his hearing aids. This is a fantastic sign that he's gaining benefit from the aids.

Overall, I'm pleased. We still have a very long road ahead of us to help him catch up, but that road is getting shorter and shorter with each day that passes. Way to go, Liam!

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