THE SHADDOX BOYS

Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. They live with their mom, Mary, who is the writer of this blog. Jacob is 19 and is now four inches taller than his mom! He also has ADHD and gorgeous red hair. He is a freshman at a technical college studying computer maintenance. Elijah is 15! He is in 9th grade and he is not in ROTC at his high school. He also had red hair, but it is lighter and not as thick as his brother's hair. He is hearing impaired(auditory neuropathy) and wears two cochlear implants. He also has tourette syndrome, ADHD, OCD and anxiety! Mary just started her 25th year as a teacher of the deaf. She is also in her last semester of graduate school to be a diagnostician! She will graduate in December of 2015!





Saturday, May 22, 2010

Elijah performing on stage



This is Elijah performing at the Plano Regional Day School for the Deaf annual show. The video is not the greatest and I jostle the camera some, and you can't see his whole body. However, you can hear him very well. I am wearing the microphone that goes with his FM receivers on his cochlear implants, so he can hear. You can hear me telling him to slow down and NOT to play with the microphone. HE LOVES the microphone!

The theme of the show was MOVIES and Elijah is talking about his favorite movie--Garfield--A Tail of Two Kitties. He had a power point he was reading from. His deaf ed. itinerant teacher had helped him with it!

The biggest accomplishmet is that he was able to walk out there and perform with no problem. Meaning he didn't misbehave!!

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