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About fergfam5

We are a bilingual bicultural family living in NZ Deaf Dad, hearing Mum, And 3 kids:) (2 Deaf and 1 hearing)

One of the hardest decisions…

This was challenging to write but I feel it needs to be shared to inform people’s thinking. Towards the end of 2017 Oliver and I began to talk about the possibility of Carter having cochlear implants. There were a number … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry Baby

Originally posted on Kristin Snoddon:
I just returned from the World Federation of the Deaf Conference, which had a special focus on deaf education, and where I participated in a workshop preceding the conference. Specifically, the focus of the conference…

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Seeing language develop!

Where does the time go!!! We now have two teenagers and a toddler! A walking, signing 1 year old. This stage of Zoe and Elijah’s lives is a blur to me. But this time around I am savouring every moment. … Continue reading

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My life

Originally posted on – zoe l ferguson –:
I was born deaf in New Zealand, my dad is deaf and my mum is hearing and my little brother Elijah who is hearing. My dad was born deaf and his family…

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Language continues to develop!

Tonight Carter was playing happily on the floor and as we were all interacting with him and signing around him, he got so excited and then ‘told’ us an elaborate story about his day (well that’s what I reckon it … Continue reading

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I cannot remember what we did many moons ago when Zoe and Eli were babies. We have been looking for fun, engaging toys that are not sound based. It’s definitely a challenge! I would be interested to hear from other … Continue reading

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There are a number of checklists available to families that look at the developmental milestones and language development. In NZ families with deaf children are ¬†given the Monitoring Protocols and these are checked by the parents and AODC. They are … Continue reading

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