Monday 19/08/91 – A Trip To Zimbabwe

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. 

I did 7 hours driving today. The boys were very good. I stopped every 3/4 hour which broke the trip.

We listened to nursery rhymes for the first 3 hours. I could’t believe it – the tape made a “ba ba” sound and Hughan, with no prompt, repeated it. This added great excitement to the trip!!!

We arrived in Bulawayo at about 5pm.

(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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