I'm full of anxiety these days and at the top of my list is Christian's IEP in a few weeks with our public school that we plan on transitioning to next Fall for Kindergarten. On one hand we're completely at ease. We know we are making the right choice, that Christian will be great, and the teachers will amazing. We love our public school. It's around the corner from our house and has a fantastic community. On the other hand, well, the other hand is shaking. I am absolutely freaking out and no amount of red wine, Lexapro, or yoga will calm me down.
The school system is recommending that we go the FM system route for Christian's Cochlear Implant. I've read the research, and know that it is a great option to help weed out all that extra noise in the classroom. I know that kids with CIs and FMs are super successful academically. I know it would really help him in the 26+kid classroom and all that background noise. I know that want him to have every single tool that we can get our hands on to make things easier. I can't stop from worrying about relying on yet another piece of technology. Am I crazy to even wonder if he'll end up RELYING on the FM and his listening skills may actually decrease?
I'd love to hear from other families that have a kid with a CI using an FM in classroom! Until then, I'm going to continue to self medicate with mass quantities of Malbec and Us Weekly magazines.