Time for that Hearing Aid

Time for that Hearing Aid

We recently had a consult with the Audiologist. The same one that six months ago said, she did not think a hearing aid would be a good idea. Lennon had a one-on-one aide in school that would direct/redirect Lennon as needed. However, the reality is that he will not always have an aide. At some point he will need to work more independently – its what we working towards. She agreed that a hearing aid would be the way to go and so Lennon while he played had his ear molded  He wants a green hearing aid if he could choose his colors but he may be stuck with getting a blue one – he didn’t seem to dislike that too much. So in about…

ADHD vs. OCD

ADHD vs. OCD

What a battle it is to have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder but to also have obsessive-compulsive disorder. I knew that Lennon had both for a long time and we have always treated the attention deficit issues as that seemed to be the most important to address. However, the healthier Lennon has gotten and the older he has gotten his OCD issues have definitely come to the forefront. But what does a 9-year old obsess over? His Birthday.Legos.Books (as long as it has to do with Legos anyways). Not so bad right? Well, I was thinking that until it becomes apparent that he cannot follow directions or listen/hear what is being said to him (and yes I keep his partial deafness in mind). His sole focus…