DIARY NOTES – In 1990, 23 years ago today Hughan and I were attending our third lesson with Vanessa at the Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town…
This is what Vanessa wrote in the Diary -
Activity : farm animals/ trees/ blocks
Aim : same as last lesson
“Up” (Pick me up). He says this is very nearly now.
“dow” – lovely interpretation (look in the window).
When giving commands: first give the language then when you’re finished speaking, do the action and then repeat the language:
2) Do the action
3) Repeat language.
When saying a sentence, finish the whole sentence before you do the action.
“woo” (barking for the dog)
“Ayoyoyoyoyo” “ uwewewe”
good your imitating the sound with your voice:
“Boom-boom- boom” wind shaking the bowl.
“woof – woof” for the dog – it’s good to bring in the animal noises. For auditory training remember to point to your ear and say “I can hear”, so that we are making him aware that we are listening.
We must go back to very intensive auditory training because it worries me that he isn’t responding to very loud noises – knocking, banging with blocks.
Please concentrate on auditory training – start with very loud noises – this weekend.
Hughan gets very excited and then when he’s excited he laughs constantly and I don’t think he can take much in when he’s constantly laughing loudly. At this stage however it is still important to follow his interest.
Thanks Sue. Enjoyed the weekend.
See you Monday
While we were in Cape Town, Hughan had a visit to the Ear Nose and Throat Specialist. Hughan thought he would be helpful!!! (picture – Hughan helping!)
(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)