If you would've asked me last year if I wanted an FM system for my kid, I would've looked you in the eyes and asked you why you were being so cheap, especially since iPods are quite affordable these days. I mean, with XM Radio and Sirius, why do you need an FM System?
Now, one year later, the term FM System has nothing to do with boom-boxes, and little clock radios. Today, an FM System is just one more way for Christian to get more access to language, and I am BEYOND excited to get one for him!
We started discussing the possibility of an FM System with our EI team about a month ago. I learned alot about the use of these systems--I knew they were used in schools for years, but in MY house. How COOL! Now that the monkey is more than on the move, and is very close to walking (i.e. running away from Mommy), I know the days of speaking to him 6 inches from his face all day are all but gone. Using an FM system in our house will help him hear me when his back is turned (or when he is race crawling away from me).
We found out that with a little modification, and a purchase of some adapters, we could hook Christian up to our very own system in the coming up weeks. This is just another way for us to expose him to as much spoken language as possible. To think that my deaf kid might be able to OVERHEAR me talking while his back is turned to me in another room? AWESOME! To think that he actually might OVERHEAR me as I accidently drop the F-Bomb....terrifying. I'm working on that....