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When single mum Tayibah's son Abeer was diagnosed as profoundly deaf, she felt lost and alone. Since then she has grown in confidence and is now looking forward to supporting other parents as part of the NDCS BME volunteer network.
For Nasmin’s children, their grandparents’ house, where their aunty
Athiya lives, is a second home. Difficulty communicating meant Aleeya,
who’s deaf, couldn’t join in, but the whole family have now learnt how
to support her.
Whether your child prefer using speech or sign, or both, finding the right school for your deaf child is important. You need to know they’ll have the best chance to learn and develop. Mum Eda tells us how she chose one for Joshua.
When her daughter started secondary school, Rozena saw her change from a happy girl into a sad, lonely teenager. It took three years of battling, but now 13-year-old Aisha’s back on track and happier than ever.
16-year-old Vijeeth may have finished his GCSEs, but his exams don’t stop there. Aiming for his grade eight in guitar, he explains why his hearing loss doesn’t come between him and his passion for music.