Because Maggie's parents had chosen LSL for her as a baby, she could listen, speak and read on par with hearing friends and wouldn't require any special accommodations. This allowed them to make choices based upon what was best for all their children. They chose a tight-knit parochial school for all three of them.
On the first day of fourth grade at Maggie’s new school, her cochlear implants served as a conversation starter. Her new classmates asked her questions about how they worked and Maggie’s warmth and charisma shined as she explained. Since then, she has become an important part of the community, playing on the soccer team, practicing flute in the school band, and hosting karaoke parties for her new group of friends with typical hearing.