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post #21 of 29
Thread Starter 
Ahhh, very good to know.

I'll certainly let you all know the results. She's not going in until the 11th though. So it will be a lil while.

My 1st cousin it totally hearing impaired (also another reason to be concerned) and she is just like anyone else. So, if there is any kind of issue, I know first hand that it's not the end of the world.
post #22 of 29

thinking of y'all

way to listen to you gut, Claire!

(nak)
post #23 of 29
Wow, you really have great instinct about your babies. I truly hope it's nothing. Good luck with the test!
post #24 of 29
This is totally getting ahead of the diagnosis...but have you seen/heard of the signing time videos? It is American Sign Language for babies/kids - really great videos. The maker's daughter was discovered to be deaf at 1 year and so they taught her ASL along with her younger cousin...then they ended up making this fantastic videos. Anyway, I hope nothing is wrong but you are right that it would not be the end of the world.
post #25 of 29
my ds2 used ASL for a few years b/c he had speech issues (he had many medical issues that arent relevant here). but, ASL was great for him. he was able to communicate with us prior to learning to speak (he was in ST for about 3 years).
i do see sign language being used in less than ideal situations though. its good for babies to be able to communicate, but ive seen some mamas use it exclusively and instead of speaking to a child and that can cause delay. not that you woudl do that, but just be aware that it could cause some other problems. i have been "speaking" to E using ASL a bit but im always careful to actually say the words too, kwim??

try to relax until the test. if its not a hearing issue, she may be delayed in her speech and you may be able to get speech therapy for her (in Mass. where we lived when ds2 was small, Early Intervention allowed the ST to come to our house once a week, which was nice b/c i didnt have to take everyone out and he could get the ST in the comforts of his own home).

good luck. i know its hard not to worry, but try your best.

rach
post #26 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much for the information, guys.

I really am feeling very calm about it. like I said, there could be worse things!
post #27 of 29
Thinking about you guys!
post #28 of 29
sorry to pop in so late (health issues abounding here lately it seems)... but I'm thinking of you!!!
post #29 of 29
: it's great that you followed your mama instincts...i'm thinking of you and little Joie!

fwiw, Ava doesn't really babble much. or crawl. LOL!!!
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