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Andy Palmer: 10 situations when knowing sign language can help any deaf child (BSL)

July 18, 2014


Many severely or profoundly deaf kids these days wear cochlear implants or hearing aids. Some parents, new to the experience of having deaf children and advised by audiologists and scientists, may think that sign language seems unnecessary and their focus wholly falls on listening skills and speech development. But what happens when things don’t go to plan? Like […]

Emily Howlett: Dangermouse v Rastamouse! Accessible children’s television through the years

July 8, 2014


When I was little, the television was huge and terrifying. No, really. It was a beast of a thing that took up half the living room, despite having only a teeny tiny screen. My sister usually wanted to watch Button Moon or The Clangers, but I was too little to really bother about this weird, […]

The Secret Deafie: I’m the hearing daughter of Deaf parents. Here is my story

January 14, 2014


The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. This writer is not deaf, but was born to Deaf adults, and writes here about her experiences. I am a CODA. I have always been the responsible one in my family, despite being the youngest. I have always felt it my duty to […]

Emily Howlett’s Diary of a Deaf Mum: Who knew how NOISY wrapping Christmas presents was?

December 23, 2013


‘Tis the Christmas season! I don’t know if you’ve noticed…? In our house, we’ve managed to turn a blind eye to all the cards coming through the door, the constant festive adverts on the television and the fact that next-door’s wreath keeps blowing into the garden and being savaged by the dog. We are not […]

Emily Howlett’s Diary of a Deaf Mum: My response to baby’s Ten Commandments

September 6, 2013


My baby boy, you are so clever to have brought those previous Ten Commandments to my attention, through the open media of the Internet. Naturally, as laid out in the Tenth, I do agree with them all without reservation. I am sure that in the interest of fairness you won’t mind me replying, not with […]

Deaf News: NDCS appoints Reema Patel as the charity’s youngest ever trustee

May 3, 2013


The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) has appointed an inspirational deaf young trustee to support its work breaking down barriers in education and everyday life for deaf children. Reema Patel, 25, who has previously written for Limping Chicken, will become the youngest trustee in the 69-year-long history of the leading deaf children’s charity, bringing public […]

Diary of a Deaf Mum: Where I’ve been for the last nine months

March 4, 2013


Well, this is awkward. It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? Pretty much exactly nine months since you and I sat down to chat like this. Of course, there’s a reason for that. A pretty big reason, who actually turned out to be rather small but with an impact larger than the meteorite they say […]