How exciting for your sister. I would not change one aspect of my son. He is amazing just as he is.
There are negative people out there that will want to change, discourage, and homogenize him into a hearing person. Do not listen to them. He has been placed here for a reason. With hard work, consistency, love, and supportiveness, your sister can help him through every hurdle. Your sister will be inundated with information regarding deaf education. I would learn all I can about the various learning methods before making a final decision and I would talk to deaf adults. They are very candid and more than willing to share their experiences with your sister. Whatever your sister decides I wish her and her new son both a full and happy experience. Life can be hard but it does not have to be difficult and/or a struggle.
I will share this. Tell your sister, to take pictures of her food store, favorite eating places, the cleaners, clothing stores, gas stations, family member's homes, members of your family, the park, and whatever else comes to mind. Make a little photo book that you keep in the car. Have names written clearly underneath each picture. He will begin to associate the words with whatever is in the picture.
Show him and explain. Point to him and then herself pretend to drive and point to the picture. Try not be afraid of being animated with him.
Hopefully this will help with his and your sister's adjustment journey.
Thank you for sharing this with me. When did you have your surgery?
Have a wonderful Tuesday.
Edited by: NELOPI at: 9/14/2010 (10:27)
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