Tuesday 29/05/90 – Bowl and Goodies

(4th Lesson…2nd Visit to Carel du Toit Centre, Cape Town)

Vanessa was observing us from the viewing room. This is what Vanessa wrote in the ‘Diary’….

Activity : Bowl and goodies

Aims : 1) Interpretation of Hughan’s babbling and actions.

               2) Receptive language – to ascertain what he understands without any visual clues.

Good you gave a simple command without any visual clues “open the door”.

When he doesn’t respond correctly remember to do the action with him and give the language at the same time.

You did this nicely with “open the ball” and ”shake the bells”.

Remember not to gesture.

You use the sounds well. He is babbling a lot more. He obviously loved the trumpet.

He loved crawling through the Play house. You made use of this by following his interests and giving suitable language – “climb through the tunnel”, “go up the ramp”.

Good Sue your trying not to gesture. Work on this, this afternoon.

Thank you


(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.)