Sign Language is not as hard as people think. You may not be a native signer but you can affirm your Deaf kids and make sure it’s their first language. Cochlear Implant Therapy CIT can come later if the kids want it.
“Mama, me Deaf?” asked my littlest a few weeks ago.
“You are correct,” I answered. I answered her with smiling eyes, as I want her know that I think that her being Deaf is okay. In the beginning, the burden of arriving in unexpected, unprepared for, un-welcomed “Holland” made everything I said and thought seemed grey, and I certainly didn’t think that my girls being Deaf was okay. I would have done anything to have changed that. Anything. But change that I couldn’t. Despite any efforts to teach them to speak, they’d always be deaf and most importantly to me, is that they know that they are loved and accepted irrespective of their communication mode/s or audiograms. There was one thing that I could change,however, and that was the way we saw “Holland”.
“And Tahlu? She also Deaf?” she continued to question. It was evident that she was trying to make sense…
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