Wednesday 23/05/90 – Rabbit hunt
(2nd Lesson…2nd Visit to Carel du Toit Centre, Cape Town)
Our next lesson with Vanessa involved playing with a toy rabbit hunt.
Activity : rabbit hunt
Aim : 1) interpret Hughan’s babbling and actions
2) use the word he would use – “give me the rabbit mummy”.
“Mummy I can see a rabbit” – Good interpretation of his actions. , “Take your hand out mummy”.
During the rabbit hunt : you would point under the bed and say “look”, he would immediately respond, but then you couldn’t get his eye contact and attention for the sentence : “look under the bed”, because he was already concerned about looking under the bed.
Rather get eye contact first and say : “look under the bed”, “there is a rabbit under the bed” then only go with him and do the action, plus give the language at the same time.
This requires much patience, but this way the words are a lot more meaningful.
Thank you for the lovely session. Keep up the hard work.
(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.)