Kacy - Cochlear Ambassador

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What a great life: not only is it always fun and exciting, but I also get to be the mom of 2 boys, one of whom has bi-lateral CIs.  I navigate the ins and outs of the public education system. Luckily, I used to be a teacher, so I have a bit of an "insider advantage" when it comes to IEPs and accomodations, not to mention how to help teachers work with a CI kid in the classroom!

 

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Scarf
One Year Ago
A beautiful scarf and holiday card arrived today.  It was a present from Cochlear, wishing me happiness this season and thanking me for being a...
Mr. 11 (who is celebrating his 10 and 5 year anniversaries of his CIs, by the way!) is doing a class report/project about lighthouses.  He would like to...
The list keeps growing! Fun Bit:    Kid with hearing loss is sleeping off a virus (ugh).  But all around the house and yard others...
Happy Turkey Day!
3 Years Ago
 When I was a kid, my dad always said that the best part of Thanksgiving was the next day: turkey sandwiches and pie, and spending the day playing games...
The new Skinits have arrived!  Mr. 10 is quite happy with them, and can hardly wait to go to school in the morning to show them off.  = ) One...
With the N5s in use for all of two weeks now, my son is looking into packing away his "old" Freedom processors.  Not just so that there is...
For the first time ever, my son (now 10, implanted for 9 years) was able to play around with friends-- *while* splashing!   A huge success, and he...
68 DAYS AND COUNTING
   . When I was little, the kids in the family dyed and decorated eggs, with each kid making a special (name on it!) egg of his/her very...
Pi Day Boys
3 Years Ago
Pi Day!
3 Years Ago
Mardi Gras 2011
3 Years Ago
   .Mardi Gras decorations, anyone?  My son, now in 4th grade, had a teacher in 2nd grade who was from Louisiana and had a Mardi Gras...
    .Ahh, Turkey Day: usually a time of stress trying to make things "perfect" and keeping everyone happy.  Uh, not so...
  .   (Michael, this is espically for you, since you needed a laugh today.)  Background: Within minutes of finding out our...
I've recently discovered that my bilateral son, who has just finished 3rd grade, has been intentionally misleading people at school! It turns out...
Fireworks Photo
4 Years Ago
Ah, the Fourth of July!     A photo of my sons, with a friend standing between them, while watching the fireworks.  Can you spot the deaf...
Bling-- Boy Version
4 Years Ago
Bling is cool.  Bling is fun.  But much of the bling available is not boyish enough for this 9 year old, so he decided to use his love of Star Wars...
Back in November I wrote about how my son's need for daily accomodations is fading away.  Now, by popular request, here is an update! Quick...
  I had heard that the city would give- and install- a free smoke detector for deaf/hoh.  Could this be true?  I called the person in...
Parenting a deaf/hoh kid means making many little accomodations throughout the day.  I have noticed, however, that many of the accomodations are fading out...
The other day on the playground, a young boy noticed my son's processors.  Curious, the boy asked me, "What are those?"  This used to annoy my son so...
With two boys here, one bi-laterally implanted and one with natural hearing, there is no shortage of silliness at our house. Add into the mix the implant...
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