Kat Reading

Kat Reading

Friday, January 18, 2013

Christmas Program

Every year since Miss Kat has entered school, her Christmas program has been a barometer for how i feel about her school and the education she is receiving. When she was attending her bi-bi school, I wept with joy to see her surrounded by children like herself and to see her language developing. When we switched to the oral program, I cried again, but this time it was with misery when I saw her surrounded by typically hearing children with language that was miles beyond hers and we watched as she struggled to follow what was happening. She pretended to know the words to songs far beyond her comprehension level, and she just smiled and nodded, completely lost.

Again, since we have moved, the Christmas program has reminded me about the differences in the schools we have chosen for Miss Kat. This year, again, I cried. I saw how much this school has transformed her life and what a great opportunity it has been for her.

Here is a video of the upper primary students doing a dance routine they learned in gym class. Miss Kat is in the second row in the red dress and black leggings.

1 comment:

dlefler said...

I love watching her grow - and I love Christmas programs! She is such an awesome kid.

We're considering CI's for Nolan as his loss is obviously progressive, but the conductive component throws a wrench into the works (for candidacy). We want to see what his hearing does on this next test and go from there. One ear is 75dB and the other ear fluctuated UP at the last test. It will come back down (it always drops more than it fluctuates up) - it's just a matter of time. In the meantime, the left ear isn't quite into candidacy range. His hearing aids are clearly not amplifying enough for him, though!