NDCS: The National Deaf Children's Society
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Family stories about communication

In this section you can read a selection of stories about families with a deaf child that focus on communication. These stories have all featured in Families, our quarterly magazine for members

In this section

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Deaf awareness double act

It’s double trouble for Karis and Paul with four-year-old twins Jack and Kali, whose connection has been invaluable for profoundly deaf Jack.


A family affair

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. 

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Our lifeline

When Vicky tried to learn sign language to communicate with her deaf daughter, she was frustrated to find she faced a year’s wait. Then Vicky found another way through NDCS’s Family Sign Language website.