By Valentina Balabanova - Club leader and speech therapist
Vova is painting a picture for Angelina's birthday
Three weeks ago Vova came to our club with his mum. Vova is two and a half years old. It was first discovered just over a month ago that he has a hearing impairment. Up until that point, no one had wondered why this little boy hadn’t started talking at his age. The speech therapist suggested to the parents that they take him to an audiologist to check his hearing. It was a huge shock for his parents when they were told that Vova had a hearing problem.
Vova and his parents have been given a great deal of support and understanding at our club both from the specialists and the other parents. Here they can meet other families with hearing impaired children. They ask lots of questions about how to teach Vova to hear and to speak. His parents are very worried about the fact that Vova started to use a hearing aid so late.
Vova is a lovely boy. He watches everyone attentively, and takes part in all the activities with his mum. He plays well with the other children. We are hoping that soon Vova will say his first words.
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