Even though we have chosen an auditory verbal (AV therapy) approach to teach Alexander how to listen and talk, we also feel comfortable using American Sign language to help support what he is hearing.
His cousin was recently diagnosed with a hearing loss, the cause possibly being genetic, but unknown for now and he too is learning sign.
Besides the activation appointments at Hopkins Alexander has therapy twice a week. One time at home and the other at Chattering Children. Common phrases used during a therapy session are, "I hear you" (pointing to my ear) after he produces a noise and "more?" "you want more balls?"