Archive for January 2014

Thursday 31/01/91 – Enjoying Play Sessions At Home

DIARY NOTES – In 1991, 23 years ago today this is what I wrote in the ‘Diary’.

We had another morning putting pictures in Hughan’s books.

Hughan loves our classes and takes great pride in pushing the table by the window and getting his chair from the kitchen.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Wednesday 30/01/91 – Walking Well

DIARY NOTES – In 1991, 23 years ago today this is what I wrote in the ‘Diary’.

Hughan and I played with a ball.

Hughan tends to laugh a lot during play.

He is doing little somersaults and copies Vil.

His walking is improving. Often walking as fast as his little legs will go.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Tuesday 29/01/91 – Joining In Better

DIARY NOTES – In 1991, 23 years ago today this is what I wrote in the ‘Diary’.

I had a Tuesday morning sewing group at the house. Friends came and joined in.

Hughan played well with the others. The children were more his age group and he was definitely playing better today with them.

We swam in the afternoon, which Hughan loves.

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I say “swim….lets go for a swim” and he is off to get his costume.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Monday 28/01/91 – Saying “No”

DIARY NOTES – In 1991, 23 years ago today this is what I wrote in the ‘Diary’.

Hughan is responding well to sound.

He also responds sometimes when you speak quietly. Today Hughan opened the front door and went outside, I was in the kitchen and from the window I said “no” and Hughan instantly said “no” and looked up at the window.

I find he also responds when being called outside.

We had a trip to the shops today which Hughan loves.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Friday 25/01/91 – Sticking In Pictures

DIARY NOTES – In 1991, 23 years ago today this is what I wrote in the ‘Diary’.

Hughan and I had another session sticking in pictures into his little books (please see – Making Little books post).

Hughan loves cutting with the scissors.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Thursday 24/01/91 – “Feeling Depressed”

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DIARY NOTES – In 1991, 23 years ago today this is what I wrote in the ‘Diary’.

I was feeling quite down last night, but Willem was great and is a bit of tender loving care got me right.

I just had a low, which has not happened for a very long time.

Some of the mothers of Vil’s friends have been away for the holidays and everyone asks me how Hughan is coping – which is great, but yesterday it me a bit hard.

I feel Hughan is doing well, but often wonder when it will all get itself together.

I have played back the video of Cape Town, and I can see a great change in him over the last year.

I find having Vil at home over the school holidays exhausting, as he needs to be kept busy all of the time.

Vil and Hughan are getting on very well and sometimes Vil decides he is going to give Hughan a lesson and I watch him play with his brother and he can be excellent.

I know time will tell and often we can’t see progress ourselves. Also a lot of friends have remarked on Hughan and his progress, so I know we are getting places with him.

Hughan and I had a sound session today. I wrapped up a whole lot of toys in paper and used a travel bag.

Hughan enjoyed every moment unwrapping, first shaking to see if he could hear something – looking sad with no sound, and happy with sound.

He couldn’t get the paper off quickly enough and enjoyed playing with their hidden things.

We all visited friends in the afternoon.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Wednesday 23/01/91 – Making Jelly

MAKING JELLY – DIARY NOTES – In 1991, 23 years ago today this is what I wrote in the ‘Diary’.

I fetched friends to play in the morning and we had a lovely session making jelly.

The language we used while we made the jelly included – opening, pouring, stirring, mixing, hot, cold etc.

Later in the morning before taking our friends home, the children had some jelly. I think everyone had to good time.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Tuesday 22/01/91 – School Holiday Ends

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ENDS – DIARY NOTES – In 1991, 23 years ago today this is what I wrote in the ‘Diary’.

Vil’s last day of the school holidays.

We visited friends in the morning. Hughan is still tending to be by himself. The one little boy is about eight months older than Hughan and he played well with Vil.

Hughan was quite happy to play with some blocks and a tractor and other toys. I am not worried about it, but I will be encouraging little playgroups.

We stuck pictures in our books in the afternoon (please see – Making Books). Hughan tried to say “book” today.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Monday 21/01/91 – Saying Goodbye to Grampa

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DIARY NOTES – In 1991, 23 years ago today this is what I wrote in the ‘Diary’.

Grampa said goodbye and gave the boys some money each. So after he left I made a trip to the shops for the boys to go and get something from Grampa.

Vil got himself a cowboy hat.

Hughan took a shine to a broom, dust pan, and sponge set, so he now has a set of his own to clean the house with.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

Friday 18/01/91 – Swimming Well

DIARY NOTES – In 1991, 23 years ago today this is what I wrote in the ‘Diary’.

Hughan is responding well to noises. He was instantly turn around now to a sound or gives a definite response.

Hughan is not at all scared of the water and swims without armbands and a tube.

I am pushing him to the steps and he goes the last bit by himself.

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Over the weekend we had friends around with children. I found Hughan was playing a lot by himself, maybe because the children were all quite a bit older man him.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )