A child is jogging in the school's yard
He was born with multiple-disabilities, including difficulty in communication, in movement, and in thinking. His parents were so affraid of bringing him to the community as they thought people would have looked down on them for having such a weird look baby.
He could not see, for sure, but also could not talk, could not move, could not stand up by himself as well. These disabilities delay his physical and mental development. He is 9 years old but acting like a two year old baby. He was accepted into our warm home for early intervention program in the school year of 2017.
Since he could not see, his teacher had to use her voice constantly. In return, he could not talk, all he could do is to mumble. His teacher needs to interpret his mumbling according to the situation. Having observed his lessons, other people felt so awarkward as they do not understand any his communication.
His favorite activity is to sing with others, of course by mummbling the melody. This is a reward after a lesson of walking which is his least farovite activity. At first, his teacher only could walk him for a few minitues. She patiently walks with him every day and increases the duration. For nine constant months, from walking with an adult with both hands attaching to the adult's hands, then one hand holding the adult's hand and the other hand trailing the hand rail bar. The teacher let him hold her one hand and gave him a cane to walk. He was so excited to walk but did dare to release the teacher's hand.
His teacher tried to give him a small cane so that he could hold the cane horizontally to keep balance. This way works with him. He walked and walked with the encouragement of the teacher and other staff. For a few weeks walking with the small stick, he was asked to release it and walk freely. He was able to walk by himself for the first time in his life for two or three minutes. His face was as bright as light when he could walk freely. Of course, his parents and teachers were so happy for him as well. By the end of the school year, he was chosen to be rewarded in the closing ceremony. You donors, you made this happen to many children like this boy in our Vi Thuy Home for the Blind !
A group of blind children are at playground