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A Young Boy’s Flourishing Speaking Journey

Crosby’s cochlear implants help him access sound so he can live a life without limits!

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An AG Bell Cradle-to-Career Moment
By Yolanda Lu

Crosby Uecker is 2½ years old and his cochlear implants were activated a few months ago. Since then, he has made great progress in developing Listening and Spoken Language. He goes to speech therapy twice a week where he is learning to talk in leaps and bounds.

With a late diagnosis, Crosby was only able to make very limited sounds, and none tied to verbal communication. Today, he is flourishing, making new sounds, and trying to say words.

Crosby can now make very good vocalizations for many words now and is focusing on more consonant sounds and multiple syllables. In addition to vocalizing, Crosby is responding to and understanding words, phrases, and basic commands.

Here’s a glimpse at Crosby’s incredible progress:

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La exitosa evolución del habla de un niño pequeño

Un momento «de la cuna a la profesión» de AG Bell

Los implantes cocleares de Crosby le ayudan a acceder al sonido para que pueda ¡vivir una vida sin límites!

Crosby Uecker tiene 2 años y medio, y sus implantes cocleares se activaron hace unos meses. Desde entonces, ha hecho grandes progresos en el desarrollo de la escucha y el lenguaje hablado. Acude a una consulta de logopedia dos veces por semana, donde está aprendiendo a hablar a pasos agigantados.

Con un diagnóstico tardío, Crosby solo era capaz de emitir sonidos muy limitados y ninguno relacionado con la comunicación verbal. Hoy en día se nota su evolución, emitiendo nuevos sonidos e intentando decir palabras.

Crosby ya puede vocalizar muy bien muchas palabras y se está centrando en más sonidos consonánticos y sílabas múltiples. Además de vocalizar, Crosby responde y comprende palabras, frases y órdenes básicas.

Aquí se puede ver de un vistazo el increíble progreso de Crosby:

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