Help 15 Russian kids with hearing loss communicate

Sep 4, 2012

Kindergarten for 4 of our kids with hearing loss

Seraphima aged 2 1/2
Seraphima aged 2 1/2

Summer has finished and we will be glad to see our parents and children again at our Club! Our club opens its doors in September.

Much has changed in the lives of our families.  Many children have already grown up and in September Tema, Angelina, Seraphima and Polina will start mainstream, not special, kindergarten.  There, with their peers, they will learn new things and new skills, which will help them in the future to get into a mainstream school.  Their mothers can also go out to work now.

Families with children from the age of eight months come to our club.  Some of the children have cochlear implants, and some use hearing aids.  The children have learnt a lot at the club: they learnt to hear and listen to speech and music, they learnt to play together, and they learnt to say individual words, phrases and short sentences.

Seraphima, or Sima as she is more usually known, is a wonderful, interesting little girl.  She wears a cochlear implant and has already learnt to talk.  She understands what her mum and other adults are asking her.  Sima is already two and a half.  She has wonderful parents.  They are preparing Sima to have a second cochlear implant fitted.  They are very proud that Sima can put on her shoes herself, feeds herself and has other good habits of looking after herself.  Sima's mum says that the Club has given both Sima and her parents a great deal.


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Sarah Gale

Crewe, Cheshire United Kingdom

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