"We have reviewed a request to reconsider the decision not to authorize the above service. We are pleased to inform you that (medical insurance) has reversed the original decision not to authorize services."
In other words, we have approval for power wheels!!!!!!!!!!! Yippee!!!!!!!
I take back everything negative I said about them. Weelllll okay...maybe not everything:)
I also got a report in the mail today from Eden's speech and language evaluation, done 2 years post cochlear implant, at the center where she got her implant. The scores themselves are somewhat hard to swallow, especially since I am a school psychologist and standard scores are what I do. The thing is, ALL the tests are normed on kids with no hearing loss or physical limitations. I KNOW this logically, but still...she's significantly below average in terms of scores. On the very bright side, the report summarized the examiners impressions like this:
"Eden is successfully using her cochlear implant to develop spoken language. Her progress continues to be steady. The effects of cerebral palsy impact her breath support for speech; however, marked gains have been made in this area. Eden's performance is in keeping with what this center typically sees from a good cochlear implant user 24 months after activation when no disability is present."
Did you catch that? Her performance is TYPICAL for GOOD CI users 2-years post implant. I am so proud. Clearly, she is brilliant, and beautiful to boot.
Her sister isn't bad either!
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