Monday 05/08/91 – Painting Together

105Diary 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. 

Hughan and I had a lovely time painting this morning. I got his Duplo aeroplane and copied it. I drew one for Hughan. He watched me first paint mine and then he painted his.

I then asked him “What should Mummy draw?” he sain “ar” (car) which he painted quite well. He then asked for a “bu” (bus).

(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 :) )


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