Today I visited a friend of mine with the boys in the afternoon. My friend’s daughter is the girl I mentioned to you who is profoundly deaf. They came to the Carel du Toit Centre when she was small and she is always very interested in Hughan and eager to help and give her advice.
She has two Doberman Pincher dogs who were very interested in Hughan.
Hughan enjoyed the dogs and played with them. Hughan was imitating the dogs facial expressions and vocalising very well while he was playing with them.
My friend gave me a lot of plastic animals that she used to use with her daughter when she was younger.
Hughan had a great time playing with them while we were there in the afternoon, so I will use them at a later date.
(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.)