This is a follow up on my previous posts about a student of mine who came to my school nonverbal.
So the young student I posted about went to the audiologist. They told the parents the test was not conclusive. There are many variables one being the ear infections. Yes they could do an ABR but not until the fluid is gone. They were also told that my student was not responsive to testing and maybe when she was older they could get an accurate read. Please note she is not yet three.
A week ago the ENT put tubes in her ears. He said in thirty years of doing that surgery he has never seen so much fluid come out. At school during circle time she suddenly will cover her ears. It is as if she is hearing for the first time. She heavily relies on ASL to communicate and we predict she will need SLP services for at least a year to catch up. Her speech has improved since her surgery.
She has a follow up appointment with the ENT and audiologist next week.
She came to my school in October. We hope next week we will have the answers we need to help her. It took eight months.