Diary Notes – 23 years ago today I wrote in my hearing impaired son’s diary. I was writing up Hughan’s ‘Diary’ so Vanessa, at The Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town (South Africa), knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone in Botswana, so she could track Hughan’s progress.
Today we stuck pictures into Hughan’s books.
I got the aeroplane magazine off the plane as it has lovely wildlife pictures in it, also cars, trucks, boats and aeroplanes etc.
I also bought Hughan the wild animal poster and the one of the pets.
As we cut animals out of the magazine we went through to Hughan’s bedroom and he was able to show me all the animals the same (the one we had cut out, with the one on the poster). He enjoyed this.
We also enjoyed gluing the pictures and sticking the pictures into his book.
As I was cutting the picture out I was saying ‘cut, cut, cut’ and without looking at me Hughan each time started saying the word without looking at me.
In the afternoon we went to our usual afternoon tea group. The children all had fun together. Vil is not too well. He is complaining of headaches.
(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 :) )