A life-changing invention
I want to offer thanks to the dedicated and life-changing work of Professor Graeme Clark and his team – the inventor of the cochlear implant. Georgia – like many other children with hearing loss before her and countless more to follow – has been given the priceless gift of access to sound.
Georgia is really excelling
Fast forward three-and-a-half years. Georgia is a delightful and outgoing girl with a friendly disposition. We get excited and blown away daily by her expanding vocabulary, perception, detection of sound, and inquisitive nature.
She loves singing, dancing, playing, and cooperating (or not, as three-year-old’s do) with her older sister, Sophie.
Georgia amazes us everyday
To hear Georgia respond to conversations is amazing, like the time when I suggested that we “Make small biscuits and not the large ones that we made last time” and Georgia, clear and determined, said “NO! We’ll make medium biscuits!”.
Playing in a rotunda at a park recently, Georgia insisted that “We can’t leave.” When I asked her why, she said, “We’ve got to use gel” and pretended to push the pump and gel her hands with sanitiser! Right now, her favourite saying is, “When the coronavirus is over, we can…!”
Georgia continues to reach and surpass, in many instances, the language and communication milestones for her age.
Thank you, Taralye
This is all thanks to the ongoing support of Taralye and the wonderful Taralye staff who care so deeply about the progress that children like Georgia make in language and speech development.
Thanks to Taralye, life is exciting for Georgia and will continue to be so!