Sunday, November 6, 2011

How Ironic

How ironic is it that the child that we got cochlear implants for because we didn't want her to use sign language( we wanted her to be oral)  is now wanting to learn sign language and in fact is already learning some sign language.
That is the wonder of cochlear implants.........Allison can learn sign language not because she has to, but because she wants to.


Anonymous said...

I hope you learn, too.
If not, you're going to be left in the dust!


lisabai said...

im deaf and have been since birth i feel like one of the lucky ones cos i can use speech and i can sign - so having the use of both isnt a bad thing - in fact its known to help with language developement - lisa - uk

Bill and Shelly said...

Please understand that spoken language has been Allison's 1st mode of communication( has been and always will be). We are raising her in an oral world. She is 9 years old and is pretty much set in her ways of talking.
What I was saying is that because of the wonderful gift of Cochlear Implants, she can have the best of both worlds. If she wants to learn sign language, she can, not because she has to, but because she wants to.

lisabai said...

Sounds good to me. I'm mostly aural anyway. Ure doing a wonderful job with her by the way. X