James & Laura, Parents of a WISE kid

James & Laura, Parents of a WISE kid

The true sound of freedom Everyone experiences freedoms of some kind. Freedom of speech, freedom to pursue happiness and freedom to worship are just a few freedoms Americans enjoy. There are other freedoms we enjoy and perhaps take for granted. As parents of an adult...
Luqin, Mom of a WISE kid

Luqin, Mom of a WISE kid

We did not find any problem with my little boy’s language until he was two years old when he could not talk in sentences. However, no diagnosis was made until he was 4 years old when he still could say only a few words. He had been in daycare for two years when the...

Celisa, Mom of a WISE kid

Our story begins long ago with a dream to bring a child into our family through adoption. In the spring of 2005 we got that incredible call that every adoptive family awaits. We had a girl and she was currently in an orphanage in Fujian, China. We were told all the...
Amber, Mother of a WISE kid

Amber, Mother of a WISE kid

Amelia was diagnosed with profound hearing loss at the age of two. She was fitted with hearing aids in each ear and soon after received a cochlear implant in her right ear. She has attended the Woolley Institute for Spoken-Language Education (WISE), formerly known as...

Terri, Mom of a WISE kid

This school is an amazing gift to children with cochlear implants and their parents! My daughter made enormous strides while there thanks to the amazing teachers and speech therapists. She was on track for kindergarten with her peers by the end. She is now in second...