Thursday, February 09, 2012

Ethan sings!


Since having his new cochlear implant, not only is Ethan making many more attempts at speaking, he is also starting to sing! Here is a short clip of him singing "Shine" by Rachel Coleman. He is reading the lyrics and watching Rachel perform the song in ASL while listening and singing. Ethan truly embodies "total communication", and sign language has been a very useful tool lately in helping him imagine the word that he's trying to speak. Whoever came up with the notion that sign language impairs spoken language has clearly never met my son.

You may not be able to see his new implant very well because the processor and headpiece are both brown and blend in perfectly with his hair. That they also match his new glasses is just an added bonus!