Monday, June 11, 2012
Dan and Bei playing with a really cool rocket that used baking soda and vinegar to launch itself
Below is a link to a video that Kai's school created for Mothers Day. Kai is about the 8th child or 1 minute and 21 seconds into it. Kai Kai Sweetie Pie struggles with his expressive language. It is incredibly hard for him to talk because of his oral motor delay. We believe that he has oral motor delay because he layed in a crib for 14 months with a bottle in his mouth. The only food that he was on for 14 months was rice milk. The strength of his tongue and muscles around his mouth are not full developed. Two weeks ago he began sipping through a straw, which is a huge milestone for his oral motor strengthing. Our little guy continues to make incredible strides.
The majority of the children that attend Northern Voices have cochlear implants which means they are considered profoundly deaf. Kai is not a candidate for cochlear implants because his hearing is in the moderate to severe range. You will notice a wide spectrum of how well children speak. There are so many different factors to a childs expressive success. Enjoy the video.