Isaac's World

Isaac is Deaf but hears with cochlear implants. He received his first cochlear implant on September 25th, 2006. He received his second cochlear implant on September 10, 2008. This is his journey with sound as told by mommy.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Cars and Words

Isaac is very particular with how he plays with and puts away his toys. I was trying to play with his little cars with him and he got so mad at me for moving them out of the line! He keept picking up my hand and pushing it away from his cars. He then proceeded to line them up. Here is his smile of satisfaction. I am very happy that Isaac is doing this however because he puts things back where they belong.

Last week I spilled some water on the floor in the kitchen and I pulled a dish towel out of the drawer and started to mop it up. Isaac screamed until I let him mop it up and then he tried to put the towel back in the drawer that it came from! I told him, "no" that it was dirty and he became angry. He would not let me hang it up to dry. He yanked it from me and put it in the drawer, closed it and signed, "thank you".

Isaac's language or attempts at language are really blossoming. There are too many words to list that he tries to say. He tries to imitate what we say a lot of the time, especially if we are doing something fun or interesting to him. One of the cutest things he says is an attempt at the word, "water". He says, "Bah bah" as he makes the sign for water. He also has a vocalization for dad now. He makes kind of a growling sound, makes the sign for dad and says, "ra ra ra ra". I think one of his favorite sounds to make is "eeeeeeese". He uses that vocalization for the word, "please" and more recently, "cheese". It is so hard to deny him anything when he looks up at me with his big blue eyes, sticks out his chin and says, "eeeese!" while making the sign for please. We are just amazed at how fast he is progressing. We know he is a bright little boy but we have no idea exactly what he hears. His vocalizations are proof positive that the implant is working and he is "gettting" the fact that he can use his voice in different ways to get what he wants.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm constantly amazed by Isaac and his incredibly speedy journey to language. I think signing has been really helpful for Ethan, and it seems like Isaac really took off with it too! Ethan is also saying "eeeeeeee" all the time. He is vocalizing 6 vowels (a,e,i,o,oo)but so far no consonents. He's also mimicking the word "moo" and signing "mom" while making the "mmmm mmmmm mmmmm" sound. I guess I should put all this on his blog!

7:35 PM  
Blogger Drew's Mom said...

I love "eeese". My 22 month old hearing daughter does it just like Isaac - with the chin out, smiling in hopes of getting what she wants. Isaac is doing so well.

Keep the updates coming - they give me great hope for Drew!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Jason said...


Well our boys are so similar! I love your tales of cars and crazy fastidious tidying - we've seen some of those bizarre moods round here too!

You must be so proud - and not just because of his politeness! Tom really digs his heels in over 'please' sometimes; he's a stubborn little so-and-so.

Looking forward to reading more soon!

Best from us all

Jason, Nicky and Tom

4:30 PM  
Anonymous MomtoToes said...

Way to go, Isaac!!!!

It is so incredible how fast these kids pick up on language.

Isaac is such a smart little boy. I love reading your updates!

9:29 PM  

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