Tuesday 06/03/90

Today we played with a helicopter and an aeroplane – flying in the sky, landing and watching the propeller turn on the helicopter and turning it.

Later we did some colouring in. Naming all the colours and showing him other things the same colour. We coloured in a picture for Jamie who is at school.

When Grace (who works for us) switched on the vacuum cleaner Hughan was aware of the sound. He stopped playing and turned around looking for the sound. We switched the vacuum cleaner on and off, pointing to our ears with the noise and shaking our heads and looking very sad when it was switched off.

(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.)