Silas, at age 2, listening with his cochlear implants.
Silas, at age 2, listening with his cochlear implants as his brothers tossed rocks into a lake. Now 4 1/2, he talks all day long with his family, teachers and classmates.
From Julie and Josh Roraback:
Our third son Silas was diagnosed with a profound hearing loss at 6 months of age. We began seeing Linda Daniel for Auditory-Verbal Therapy within two weeks of his diagnosis and hearing aid fitting. HEAR In Dallas is unique compared to any other program we explored. Silas had a variety of sensory processing needs as well as hearing loss. The HEAR In Dallas team used oral-sensory-motor techniques to resolve his feeding problem. We were taught how to incorporate these mouth stimulation procedures into our daily life so we could teach our son how to chew and swallow solid food. This approach also established the sensory and motor foundations for him to develop clearly produced speech.