Your child can't hear This book is for every parent who has chosen a cochlear implant for their child to make that statement false. Our children have every opportunity to hear and speak with the proper amplification and education. The problem is we have to fight a system that doesn't support our decision for them to do so. How many of you are in battles with your insurance company because you chose to have them implanted? Or with your school district because you didn't send them to the state deaf school to learn sign language? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act was designed to give all students a free and appropriate public education so why don't the funds automatically follow them to oral education centers? If techlogy can make such huge advancements in a decade why can't our laws, health care providers and school administrators? We are forced into adversarial roles within these systems because we chose to give our children a device that allows them to hear. For every amazing family who has had to advocate n-stop to give your child the freedom of speech, this is for you.