This is a subject that hits close to home for me. My cousin whose perhaps one of the sweetest eleven year old boys out there is deaf and because of this needs help with his education.
Thankfully at the age of five he received life changing surgery to allow him to hear via implants that are magnetically attached to his skull. Four years ago at the age of seven it became apparent that although the implants allowed him to hear the environment he was in at school was significantly detrimental. I don’t want to degrade his teachers or those that tried to help him, they were just out of their depth.
Once again fate smiled on the little man and Cambridgeshire County Council got in touch and offered him a place in a special deaf school. At the time he could only speak a handful of words and only my…
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