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  • Your Son Can Hear It All

     I took Cooper alone to meet with the School Audiologist. I didn’t want Sawyer or my husband with us. I wanted it to be quick and painless. I wanted it… Read More

  • Hearing Aids Are Expensive

    Hearing aids are expensive. I will add that at the time we had really good insurance and hearing aids are still expensive. We had to bring a check for $1600 when… Read More

  • What If It's Not Autism?

    When I finally decided to start blogging about Cooper I knew I wanted to write this post. I have been thinking about it for months. And trying to decide how… Read More

  • Stop Talking to Your Child

    During the two-week wait for the hearing aids our lives got turned upside down. I call this the beginning of the end. The school district came to our house and… Read More

  • Raising a Child With Needs and Your Marriage

    Having a baby changes your whole life. Time changes. The days are long. I used to say, “Cooper gets us up at the crack of dawn and doesn’t quit until… Read More

  • Hearing Aid Fitting

    I remember the day that Cooper got his hearing aids so well. I felt sick to my stomach. I want to try and put into words how I felt. First,… Read More

  • Cooper at 2 1/2 years

    Around the time that Cooper was diagnosed with his hearing loss, many of his ‘behaviors’ came on strong. I would like to add that we didn’t know any different. Meaning,… Read More

  • Tell Me This Is Going To Be Okay?

    At so many times during this journey with Cooper I have wanted someone to tell me what to do. Tell me if I am doing the right thing. Am I… Read More

  • You're Telling Me Cooper Will Never Hear A Bird Chirp?

    The day of Cooper’s tube surgery (Wednesday), the audiologist promised that she would call us back. She never did. I called and left her a message. She finally called me… Read More

  • Tubes Changed Cooper's Life

    So I’ll tell you a few things before I talk about the hearing aids. Cooper came out of surgery mad as hell. Gosh that kid is a fighter. He had… Read More

  • Tube Surgery From Hell

    So that title might be a little extreme. But Cooper’s tube surgery was one of the worst experiences of my life. First, the days before the surgery, Cooper stopped sleeping.… Read More

  • And Then There Were Four

    In January 2013, our second son was born. Sawyer came into this world happy smiling and learning. He is so different than Cooper. He slept all the time. Thank God.… Read More

  • Everybody Talks

    I call my mother crying all the time about Cooper. I can’t accept that he doesn’t talk. I can’t accept that he might not talk. Why do I have to… Read More

  • The Beginning-Part 3

    At this point Cooper was 2. It was really apparent that Cooper wasn’t babbling. He communicated but in his own way. If he wanted something he would grab our hand… Read More

  • The Beginning-Part 2

    The Help Me Grow (HMG) program came to our house when Cooper was 14 months or so. Everything with Cooper seemed right on track except for the language. As I said… Read More

  • The Beginning

    I know when I tell Cooper’s story I need to start from the very beginning. When I am frantically searching for blogs that have to do with Apraxia, Autism, Sensory… Read More

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Finding Cooper's Voice is a safe, humorous, caring and honest place where you can celebrate the unique challenges of parenting a special needs child. Because you're never alone in the struggles you face. And once you find your people, your allies, your village....all the challenges and struggles will seem just a little bit easier. Welcome to my page!

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