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, knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone, so she could track Hughan’s progress.
We had our sewing group morning. As usual the children played well.
In the afternoon we went to the farm. I gave Vil all the plastic animals and told him he was going to give Hughan a lesson today.
For each one he was to put the animal next to his face. Make eye contact with Hughan. Name and show him that the plastic animal and the farm animal were the same and give him the animal noise.
Vil was very good. We visited the pigs, ducks, chickens, geese, cows, goats, sheep and the horses. Vil was very pleased with himself.
I read Hughan our book called “On the Farm” at bedtime. He enjoyed the pictures and responded well.
(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 :) )