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January 26th, 2015 by | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

One of my closest friends from high school wrote this. Karina and I met over four years ago at the beginning of my freshman year of high school. When I first met Karina, she was […]

January 21st, 2015 by | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

This past summer at the Usher Syndrome International Conference, I met Clare W. Clare is a high school student and is very involved in her cheerleading squad. Clare has decided to share her experiences about cheerleading, […]

January 17th, 2015 by | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

In my junior year of high school, my English class and I studied The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This book was my class’s least favorite book to read because of Hawthorne’s writing style and the difficult […]

January 11th, 2015 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »

In kindergarten to twelfth grade, you have an IEP—Individualized Education Program—that is run by a team of teachers. Back when I was in high school, I used to have yearly IEP meetings with my Teacher […]

January 2nd, 2015 by | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Happy New Year Everyone! It is hard for me to believe that I have just finished my first semester of college. So much has changed since I started college back in late August. About two […]

December 29th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Cooking is a great thing to do in therapy for many reasons.  It’s a hands-on, multi-sensory experience that most children really enjoy.  Making food is part of any child’s everyday routine, it’s engaging, and you […]

December 22nd, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

We know that getting a cochlear implant is not an instant fix.  Speech, language, and listening skills do not magically appear after activation, and progress is on everyone’s minds.  How does progress happen?  How much is […]

December 17th, 2014 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Congratulations!  You (or your child) are on your way home from a successful cochlear implant surgery.  What now?  Here are some tips to make recovery as smooth and comfortable as possible.   First and foremost: […]

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