This morning Willem, Jamie, Hughan and I were is the bedroom first thing.
Willem was finishing getting dressed and just about ready to leave a work and Jamie for school. I picked Hughan up and said to him “say goodbye” and he started waving by himself – congratulated him on his response (he was very pleased with himself).
I am also sure now when I say “no” he stops what he is about to do or doing.
After breakfast Hughan could see our gardener working outside with his fork, spade, wheelbarrow and rake, so today I got out Hughan’s wheelbarrow, spade, fork etc and we went and worked a bit with Alfred (our gardener) in the garden.
Digging and putting different things in his wheelbarrow, pushing the wheelbarrow and having great fun.
(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.)