Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nik's Audiology Appointment

Nik only has to go to audiology every six months now.  Great.  His implants were checked out today as well as speech.  They said he did well.  Then, they recommended he go to CIDD for an eval.  Now, I had NEVER in the years I've been going here heard of this place or what it was about.  I can say at this point, I'm a little a lot disheartened that this was not recommended for Nik years ago.  You can read about it here.  This is just what he needs as well as Alyona and Alex.  A team of specialists coming together to help develop a plan for our child.  Again, happy for the recommendation but unsure of why it was not offered until now.  He's had the one implant 4 years, the other 2 years.  Just thought I'd share as maybe there are other parents out there that don't know about this as well. 

Oh, side note of a bit of a funny.  They were coloring in the office.  On white paper.  Summer starts coloring with the crayon and says "it not working."  And she grabs another crayon.  She was coloring with the white crayon.  LOL.  I wanted Nik to actually TALK to these people so they can see what we see.  URGHH!!!  Why's he so stinking shy around others?  Speech therapist today also told him you must show them what you can do.  In June, I will video tape him before we leave.  Fresh that morning and play it while there.  I think they need to see it.  I know we tell them but I don't think it's the same.  I want them to see the conversations he initiates. 

Now, we are in the wait phase for the CIDD to call us and set up an eval.  It's day 1.  Hoping UNC is more speedy than Duke when doing things of this nature.  We shall see.  I will say this for UNC, they are eons better than Duke when it comes to wait time.  Duke, you'll have an appointment and be seen 2 to 3 hours later.  It really is ridiculous.  And that is every time.  (ortho).  UNC, on time for the most part for various departments.  Got to go. 

Nik decided to video tape his sister, Summer.  He came up to me and said "Summer bad.  Mom, Summer bad."  I watched the tape he made.  He made sure to tape the whole incident over and over and over again instead, mind you, of stopping her.  Summer was dipping her entire hand over and over again in the peanut butter jar.  Sam sized.  Yuck!  I'm done w/ PBJ for the week for sure. 

1 comment:

  1. Have you heard of this place? Link:
    http://www.med.unc.edu/earandhearing/castle
    Another blog I read, their child has implants and this is where she will be evaluated.
    Merry Christmas,
    Susan

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