ne one with a deaf child?

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jade25
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Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:41 pm 
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hey i have a 5 yrold litle girl names chloe who is serve deaf so she can hear a little bit she wears hearing aids which she loves wearing them thank goodness she has very bad specch but is geting much better since being at scholl she used to have a lot of tantrums trou lack of understanding n commincation but we have come trou it n has turned out too be a very well behaved child just wondering if theres ne one else that has deaf children would love to hear ya experinces xxx
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Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:34 am 
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Hi Jade, how is your daughter doing? I am a special needs teacher. Do you use symbols or signing with your daughter? Makaton is a lovely simple signing method that children and adults can use to communicate.
Take care, Gemma X
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Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:49 am 
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Hi Jade,

My brother's deaf, and there's a chance our baby will be deaf. We have no idea how big or small the odds are that he will be, but we'll just see and have him assessed once he's here in June!

How are you getting on with your daughter? Things have come a long way since my brother was born ... people are much better educated and there's much more available in the way of resources (for parents and teachers, etc.)

My brother had a cochlear implant when he was a teenager, by the way ... he absolutely hated having it put in and refuses to use it now. Apparently it's best to do these things at a very young age. Is that something you can and would consider for your daughter? Loads of pros and cons there ...

Anyway, hope you're getting on well!
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Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 6:34 pm 
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hey gemgemz85, yeh we use bsl shes really good at it she nos more than me lol if i cant undersatnd her i ask her to sign it n she does she sees a lot of deaf inclution workers well one deaf inclution worker, 2 speech therpist plus a deaf ladie comes in and signs to her n plus she statmented so has one on one teacher at school so she a busy little girl but shes doin so well bless her im really proud of her its great all the help thats avalible,

hey green fish
like i say she geting on really well, she wont have the cocler ear implants has she still has hearing and isnt profoned in ne of the hearing levels so she jsut gotta wear her hearing aids, even if ya baby does trun out to be deaf there so much help out there but make sure they sort it out has my little girl was found late so she really suffred wiv her frustration n commincation they only picked it up wen she was 3, but ya little baby will get so much support would recomend baby signing has this could help ya baby commincat n get used to bsl wen he starts using it (if hes deaf) i wish you all the best n hope every thin is fine wiv baby xxx
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Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 1:53 pm 
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Thanks jade!

It sounds like your little girl is getting a huge amount of support, which is so important! My brother wasn't always as lucky and he's still doing really well now, so she'll fly through the things he struggled with (mostly school).

Wishing you and Chloe all the best, and thanks for your good wishes for our baby -- can't wait to meet him!
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Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:27 am 
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Hi Jade, I have a deaf neice. Also called Chloe. Know its not the same but I looked after her for my sis before she started school. She has hearing aids too, and is now 12 and going to normal school. Right little madam she is! Bossy lol! x
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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:01 am 
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She needs special teachers who teach her everything. People are much better educated and there's much more available in the way of resources (for parents and teachers, etc.)
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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:21 pm 
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i know this is an old post.

im glad to hear your dd is doin well.

my dd had a hearing test in june which she failed. she could hear certain pitches but not others and test showed a mild - moderate hearing loss and i was told she may need gromets.
she is having a retest next month so hopefully we will finally have some answers.

she is behind in her speech and doesent have much communication which is causing a lot of frustartion at the moment:(
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