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

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It was only after digging out and reading through the diaries that we kept when Hughan was a child that I discovered the "secret" to our success. Hughan's diary is currently in its 30th anniversary and we've started publishing from the beginning in 2019 and you can see the latest posts below.

30 years ago, 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. It took 5 agonising months to get him diagnosed profoundly deaf. One Specialist even told us he wouldn't benefit from hearing aids. Today, at the age of 30, he has achieved so much with his hearing and speech, he can even hold a conversation on a phone. 

Follow Hughan's Diary 30 Years On...

Story Time
Life in Botswana was great. We were all very settled and we had made lots of new friends. Vil had[...]
Finding out about The Carel du Toit Centre
Hughan's Diary 30 years ago...In January 1990 we had just got back home to Gaborone from appointments with Hughan in[...]
30 years ago today our son was diagnosed profoundly deaf
IMAGINE A WORLD OF SILENCE...then imagine this was your child's world!Today we celebrate our journey of 30 years, since we[...]
Life Changing Appointment
30 years ago in May 1989...our son Hughan was nine months old and still a very happy, content baby. He[...]
Living Near a Desert
30 years ago...We were living in Gaborone, Botswana, which is on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. We were in[...]
The Roads in Gaborone
30 years ago in 1989...Driving on the roads in Gaborone was a completely different experience to what we were used[...]

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