Kat Reading

Kat Reading

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Big Egg

Ok, this video is a little more complicated! I am signing off camera, reading a book to Miss Kat. I was hoping to have her just repeat what I was saying with her voice to show off her speech 3 months post activation....that didn't happen. She is instead, reacting to what I am saying and sort of telling the story too.

The whole video is captioned. The parts where she just signs is in parenthesises, when she does both, we caption the spoken language only. If you understand ASL, you will probably get more of the story, but the point of the video was really just to show off her word approximations at 3 months hearing with her CI (don't worry about the story).


16 comments:

leah said...

Wow- she has a pretty big vocabulary for only hearing for three months! I love how little kids are so animated. If only we could borrow some of their energy!

melissa said...

Wow!! Your daughter is amazing! I love watching her signed videos! She has great story telling skills and is very expressionable!

Anonymous said...

Ha! That's a lotta body language too! What energy, sheesh, if only I had a third of that.

Ann_C

Dianrez said...

How old, did you say? Was all this language since her CI, or did she already have plenty before that?

She's quite a little storyteller, one day you're going to wish she'll learn when to shut up! ;-)

Miss Kat's Parents said...

Almost all of it is post CI. She had a few words (baby, Mama, Daddy, doggie) but it has exploded since activation.

mishkazena said...

Her knowledge of vocabulary is impressive. Apparently her previous receptive language, including ASL, contributed to her ability to master the sounds of the words very quickly after C.I. activation.

Miss Kat certainly has a flair for storytelling.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say you and your husband are an amazing parents. Many parents decide when the child gets the implant to "throw away" using ASL. You and your family aren't doing that..You are letting your daughter keep signing and you as a family will keep signing. Now if only more parents were like you guys. :)

Misha said...

I didn't see this post until now.

Awww, she's so adorable! Very energetic and imaginative.

Insane Misha

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed watching her sign skills, but frankly could not understand her attempts at speech at all.

Miss Kat's Parents said...

Anonymous-

First, are you hearing? Have you ever been around deaf people or even a toddler? And last but not least, I think it is the best 3 MONTH OLD speech EVER! You realize that a typical child has 12 months of listening before a single word comes out? And then it takes at LEAST 2 more years to become intelligeble at all.

Oh, and ummmm...screw you!

Anonymous said...

I have been around literally thousands of deaf children, toddlers, and adults.

And isn't that lovely language for a parent so focused on speech. Plan on teaching your daughter to curse like that, too?

Miss Kat's Parents said...

I didn't curse, obviously.

Yes, I am focused on speech, and I am not embarrassed or ashamed of it. Miss Kat deserves the opportunity to develop both.

I have no idea how I am "so focused" on speech though, since ASL is her first and primary language...what more do you people want?

Anonymous said...

"Screw you" is certainly not something one says in polite company. The intent is clear. So, yes, you did curse.

And all we want is a bit of consistency.

Miss Kat's Parents said...

Who is "WE"? Are they watching me right now??? Is there some huge conspiracy of people trying to figure out if my daughter is going to be turned to the "dark side" and DARE to use spoken language? GASP! To have options!!! What a horror!

Oh, and you never answered about your own hearing status...

Miss Kat's Parents said...

Also, I LOVE that you keep coming back here to argue with me. What kind of person goes on to the blog of a child's journey and tries to insult the parents and puts down a child's progress??

Classy!

SLP said...

She is so cute! Very expressive.