Oliver's Diary

13th July – 2nd Aug 2014 – John Tracy Summer Camp

We have just returned from an amazing three weeks at The John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles. Oliver has come on so much after attending their 3 week preschool session, words cannot explain how well he has done. His social skills have improved dramatically, he was actually taking part in circle time, copying hand actions,…

1st July 2014 – spine and hearing update

We haven’t posted for a little while because we’ve been so busy with all our appointments! We’ve been travelling to Manchester for Oliver’s mapping and, unfortunately, after our first visit they had to turn off 5 electrodes that we’re stimulating his tongue instead of his hearing!! He can still hear over the remaining 5 electrodes…

8th May 2014 – mapping session

We travelled to Manchester for Oliver’s first mapping session in the UK today. Oliver was so tired from all the travelling that he fell asleep for the whole session which turned out for the best. His sleeping meant that the team were able to test all of Oliver’s electrodes for any non auditory stimulation. It…

15th March 2014 – Meeting with an adult ABI patient

Ben and I have been contacted by an adult ABI patient who has very kindly agreed to meet us today to speak about his device. He was implanted in Manchester in 2008 following bilateral NF2 tumours and removal of his auditory nerves. We had so many questions to ask him and his sister and they…

13th January 2014

We’re sorry we haven’t updated Oliver’s page as much as we would have liked, it’s been an absolute roller coaster of a year for us. From the operation in February, switch on in March to fortnightly trips to London for Audi-verbal therapy to two monthly trips to Italy for tuning – it has been non…

8th July 2013 – First AVUK session

We travelled to London today for our first specialist AVUK session. (Audio verbal) the team at AVUK specialise in helping children with cochlear or ABI’s learn to listen and then to talk. Oliver did amazingly well and tried to copy the sound “ah ah ah” for an airplane!! We’ve agree to meet with hem every…