Sunday, April 19, 2009

Speech needs attention

Last few days due to her spending a lot of time away from me, I noticed Prisha has regressed in her speech. Gosh , all the hard work of getting her there and then due to lack of spending time makes her go to her comfort zone and out comes her lower jaw and a bit of nasal voicing and there she has a bad voice. Funny thing is the moment I imitate her voice she quickly corrects herself.She is very comfortable with her grand parents, and as they follow her instructions, role plays, dramas, acts, the way she wants, she has no pressure on her and she immediately regresses. I need to focus on the echo stage a lot and do more speech practice.Her school timings are pathetic and so little time is left for her to other things. She met her older cousin and seeing her dance has made her do those "bharatnatyam" steps. I think I will put her in a class as she is quite ready to follow the instructions and learn dancing.
Last week there was a bomb scare in her school. I panicked. After the Mumbai attacks, life seems so uncertain.I rushed to school as I wondered what could be happening. The fear of the fact that in a crowded place how she would be able react, how she would hear in an emergency, would she be able to hear in chaos, etc, questions like these and more haunted me.I died a thousand deaths till I reached school. it turned out to be a hoax call.There was a lot of police and sniffer dogs but they found nothing.I hugged on to my daughter the moment I got her.She is too precious and the insecurity is high in my mind the moment my kids go to school now.
The latest fad with her in her favorite activity , drawing, is drawing hearts.She draws hearts of all sizes and colours and they look so good.She can play with colours of all kinds and as a reward for anything she needs is only things from the stationary shop. Her cupboard is overflowing. Last week we finally managed to clear out a lot. Thankfully she allowed me to throw out stuff.Normally she likes to keep even a fraction of crayon or paper hidden in her cupboard.
We visited the dentist as she developed a cavity.She is quite nervous when we visit any doctor.She was crying as she feared another cut. With a lot of difficulty we managed to fill up her cavity. The doctor was very patient and kept speaking to her with his mouth covered. He was amazed that Prisha did not lip read and was talking like other kids.he asked if I followed signs or lip reading and when I told him about AVT he was amazed. he visits a deaf school close by and had seen the kids struggle with life.I talked about what we do. As a reward for her getting the tooth job done ,for a change Prisha wanted to buy flowers. So she got red roses and zarbera.


  1. Oh, I cannot imagine the panic of a bomb scare at a child's school! I am glad it was a hoax and that all is well. It is amazing how fast the speech can regress, but I am sure she will be caught up again soon. I have to look up the zarbera flowers to see what they look like- we don't have those here!

  2. Rouchi, there are several different Dry and Store products. They're all a little expensive, but they're worth it. We got the Dry and Store Global, and we paid about $100 US for it. Oh, the other thing is that you do need to buy dessicant bars for it; each bar lasts about 2 months. So there's an ongoing cost, too. Here's the Dry and Store info:

    Also, here's a website with some other similar products that cost less:

    I don't know if either place will ship to India, but at least this will give you product info and you can try to track down a vender in Asia.

    Another thing to think about it: Could she be having an allergic reaction to the latex in the ear molds? If so, it might be possible to get them made from a different material. If the problem persists, maybe you should take her to a specialist who can track down exactly what's causing the boils. Maybe it's not the hearing aids after all, but some other problem.

    Anyway, good luck, and I'm sorry about her ongoing discomfort!