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8 'Top Tips' for working with your deaf child (free to access).

Here's access to our TOP TIPS for you to start working with your deaf child today. These TOP TIPS are the 'secret' to our success.

When I turned 50, I wanted to write down what I had done to help our profoundly deaf son, Hughan, with his lip-reading and communication skills, in case another member of our family has a deaf child in the future. When I started reading our 'Diary' notes, I realised there was a lot of information there, that I could share with other parents, to help them through our experience.

In 1990, by implementing these TOP TIPS into our daily lives, and with consistent, persistent effort over a long period of time and never giving up, have proved to be life changing for our son. 

In 1989 we became aware he couldn't hear us when he was 9 months old. It took 5 agonizing months to get him diagnosed profoundly deaf. One Specialist even told us he wouldn't benefit from hearing aids. Today, Hughan is in his 30's and has achieved so much with his hearing and speech, that he can even hold a conversation on a phone. 

Follow Hughan's Diary 30 Years On...

Thursday 01/08/91 – Sticking Pictures In Our Books
On Thursday 01/08/91 I was writing up Hughan's 'Diary' so Vanessa, at The Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town[...]
Sunday 28/07/91 – Back Home In Gabarone
Diary Notes - 23 years ago today I wrote in my hearing impaired son’s diary. I was writing up Hughan's[...]
Saturday 21/07/90 – Hughan’s progress
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Saturday 21/07/90-Sponsored walk
Dear Vanessa I hope you got my last letter ok!  Time flies, and it won't be long until we will[...]
Friday 20/07/90 – a Toyota van
I spent the morning going backwards and forwards to the farm collecting manure for our garden. I had the use[...]

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