Category: hearing loss

Least Restrictive Environment Over the weekend I started reading a book all about IEP’s and the laws that govern them. I also read some court cases concerning Deaf/HH kids in California Public Schools. My brother is a lawyer, but he practices advocacy for the Oakland Homeless population and his girlfriend is studying Law at Harvard, […]

I feel like I’m hitting my head against a brick wall. It’s uncomfortable, I back off and try to make things easier. I look at the other side of things. I ask questions and read about both sides of my arguments. Or are they ideals? The brick wall gets too hard and I wonder if […]

Mainstreaming Fiona woke up late this morning. I woke her up, usually I put the hearing aids in her ears immediately, but this morning they were no where to be found. I looked and looked and couldn’t find them anywhere. I used my signs, bus, breakfast, shoes, socks, now, unable to make clear sentences. Barely […]

Saturday Night I said to Jack, “I’m hungry, I don’t know what to eat” “Make vegetable stew” Jack replied. His little body stood in the kitchen with me, his bright eyes melted my heart, as my son suggested a heart healthy meal, I should make for myself. “That’s a great idea Jack!” I said. I […]

Teddy Bear Pajama Picnic Day With pony tails and barrettes in her hair, Fiona was so happy. She held her pink care bear teddy with a rainbow in her lap as I strapped the seat belt and kissed her goodbye. I watched the bus drive away and still had a sadness deep inside. I thought […]

Tears, I hide my face under the blanket, don’t want Fiona to know I’m crying. We are laying in bed, Sunday afternoon.  We rarely, if ever do this. Maybe that’s a mistake. Alan and Jack are watching T.V. in the living room. I’m going to read Fiona some books, she’s not feeling well today. The […]

Questions about Listening and Spoken Language/ Falling in Line     “Just bring the ones you want to play with” I say to Fiona. “What” she says. I realize my back was turned to her. I turn around and say it again. We are bringing stuffies upstairs to play with. Fiona has a cough and […]