My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Central Institute for the Deaf, Saint Louis, MO, USA
When Logan was about 1½ we learned that our sweet little baby was deaf. At 18 months old, Logan was using 1-2 words total, and he received the tiniest hearing aids I have ever seen. Logan’s future was a little cloudy as we tried to picture how his and (our) lives would change….after a lot of research we learned that we had a choice, and that deaf kids CAN learn to talk!
At age 3 Logan had (maybe) 50 words in his vocabulary, and he would use 1-2 word phrases. He attended a local preschool but we found out that he wasn’t participating in class, so we began the search for something more. Our internet search brought us to CID's web page. My husband and I visited and when we saw the school and heard the kids singing – we knew Logan needed to attend.
I will remember his first day at CID's summer school as a huge turning point.
Logan sat down with three other kids in his class, and he looked at the boy to his left and the little girl to his right. Turning to me and said, “Look! Hearing aid!” At that moment I knew we did the right thing. At the end of six weeks of summer school Logan had doubled his vocabulary, and he was using 3-4 word sentences! To say we were amazed is an understatement.
Logan joined CID full time for the 2008-2009 school year, and continued to make huge growth. He was excited to graduate in May of 2018, and move into his homeschool. He loves school and being with his friends, and he has a great love of learning.
Logan's success is thanks to the dedicated teachers and staff at CID. We can’t imagine what Logan’s life would be without their help.
Thank you so much, Tara. You're the best. I'm glad, but not surprised, to learn Logan is doing so well.