Friday 06/07/90 – a new friend

We didn’t go to play school today. Instead, a friend brought her son (who has normal hearing) to play in the morning. Hughan had not met him before and we were amazed at how the children were communicating.

They shared Smarties (chocolate sweets) and sat together to have tea and a biscuit. Hughan sat down and patted the carpet next to him and his friend knew exactly what he wanted and went over to join him.

They played with the Duplo and held hands at times.

(I started this website to help other patents with deaf children through our experience. Our son Hughan was born in 1988 and was diagnosed profoundly deaf at 14 months old. We kept a Diary, so his progress could be tracked between our lessons, as we were living in Gaborone in Botswana and traveled every 3 months to the Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town.)