DIARY NOTES – In 1991, 23 years ago today this is what I wrote in the ‘Diary’.
23 years ago today Willem and I had been advised to look at schooling in Cape Town, for our hearing impaired son, Hughan (Hughan was 2 ½ years old).
The Dominican Grimley this is a wonderful school for hearing impaired children in Cape Town.
Willem and I went with Hughan to visit the school. We were being encouraged to decide on what we were going to do to help Hughan in the future.
We were very impressed with the school and there were lots of extra facilities available for the children to help them with their growth and development with language and social skills.
The school also worked with a signing programme.
Hughan’s speech was not developing as quickly or as clearly as we had hoped, so the Carel du Toit Centre had recommended we visited the Dominican Grimley, as this may be an option for the future with Hughan’s schooling.
(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 :) )