Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Successful mapping

Kevin had his 9 month post-op mapping on Monday and it couldn't have gone better! I was soooo proud of him! He sat through the entire 2.5 hours, which is a feat alone! His map didn't change much, but they increased the levels in the mid range a bit. When he tested in the booth, he reliably performed the behavior-based testing which is where Kevin would through an object in a bucket every time he heard a sound. He tested at 15-20 db across the board!!! I can't believe it!!! The sounds were so soft a and he would look up and toss the block in the bucket. They said he was very young to be performing this task, but he did it so well. We have been working with him a lot during therapy to get him to do this. I guess it worked!!!

It is hard to believe that last year at this time we were having his ASSR testing done. With the ABR test, I would cry harder and harder every time they turned up the volume to test his hearing. On Monday, I had tears streaming down my eyes every time they lowered the volume and Kevin responded to the sound. It is amazing how much can change in just one year!!!

The audi was very impressed with Kevin's vocabulary both receptively and expressively. He is talking up a storm these days. He even said 'hotdog' today! I am so proud of Kevin and his progress. What a great Christmas present for us this year!!!

1 comment:

Drew's Mom said...

Wonderful news!

Happy Holidays to you all.