Wednesday, May 20, 2009

school visit...

Our wonderful teacher-consultant Marge set up a visit for us today at the Ida hearing impaired program. Because Lauren has a mild-moderate hearing loss she qualifies for this program and it was wonderful. The teacher is very outgoing, social and sweet and all of the kids (all 4 of them) are very social, speak very clearly and are very close to one another. They do all sorts of typical preschool activities with a special emphasis on language development. They do not use any sign-language (thanks for the memories, Alex and Leah) but rely completely on the spoken language.

Lauren can start as soon as she is 2 1/2 years old....aka... in January 2010. That is probably the hardest part for me to swallow. I talked to many people there, including the program director and they recommended that Lauren start at 2 1/2 in order to get the most out of the program.

LoLo isn't even walking yet but I know that she will be relatively soon. I want her to be able to keep up with the kids in as many ways as possible. It's hard to not be afraid of her being left behind developmentally though i know that she will shine in her own way.

Gosh, Why does everything happen so suddenly, no matter how long it takes?

3 comments:

Cathy said...

Glad to hear you liked the school...sounds wonderful.

Tim and Kelli said...

Great news about the school. We were at the Relay for Life in Bedford. I didn't realize you were so close. We are in Toledo.

Roy said...

I'm glad to hear that Lauren can take advantage of this. I'm sure it will make a difference for her, and you, as you do what you can to keep her up with her peers.

May God Bless You and Chaz as you work with this very special little girl.


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