Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!
Hannah the Banana. Isn't she cute?!?!
Hannah started the day at The Center. Afterwards, we met Grandma and Grandpa Weitzman for a walk in Central Park. It was a gloriously warm afternoon and the sun felt so good. Hopefully all of Hannah's Halloween's will be this sweet.

Lucky for us, Michael got out of work a little early and joined the park festivities.

Our building had a trick or treat parade and Hannah and Michael joined. Hannah stayed in her banana costume but Daddy changed out of his monkey suit and was his boyhood idol: The Man In The Yellow Hat. That's the great thing about kids. You get to relive your childhood or at least have the excuse to carry on. After Hannah came home with some candy loot, we met up with The Flemings for a bite at Go Burger.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Clarke School

Hannah is a busy girl. She is now going to The Clarke School for more sessions. She sees Jen every Tuesday and Friday at 8:30 for a half hour private therapy session. Like The Center, Hannah works hard at discovering sounds and using her little voice to make requests. The session starts with a Hello song. Hannah just loves this. Jen works with Hannah on the Lings Sounds, those six sounds that lie within the speech spectrum of hearing. Jen will present Hannah with toys that represent each of the sound so an airplane represent the aaah sound, a cupcake or ice cream cone the mmm sound, a monkey for the eee sound and a rattle for Hannah to SHHake for the shhh sound. Jen will start by saying the sound, wait for Hannah to notice the sound and then show Hannah the appropriate toy.
We also attend a Friday morning parent/infant group with Hannah every Friday morning from 9-10. The group consists of a total of seven families with children who have some degree of hearing loss. This has been a source of so much support for all of us and getting to know the other families has been amazing.