Wednesday 13/03/91 – A Friend’s Encouragement

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.

Hughan and I went to visit the friends who told us about the Carel du Toit Centre, whose daughter is also profoundly deaf. She attended the centre when she was small.

We watched the video and Hughan was using quite a lot of words – “ta”, “or”(more), “ome”(come), “op”(open), “or”(pour).

My friend always takes a lot of interest in Hughan and his progress.

In the afternoon we went in the, to go and see Willem at work, which Hughan loves.

(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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