Children
 Russia
Project #8397

Help 30 Russian kids with hearing loss communicate

by St Gregory's Foundation
Nov 30, 2012

Little Vova needs your help to learn how to speak

Vova is painting a picture for Angelina
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.

The birthday girl, Angelina
The birthday girl, Angelina
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St Gregory's Foundation

Location: Crewe, Cheshire - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.stgregorysfoundation.org.uk/​
Project Leader:
Julia Ashmore
Crewe, Cheshire United Kingdom

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