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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)

Reflection: Thank you Bridget

This morning as I came into the dining room, I saw Carter standing at the buffet table, resting his chin on it and looking at a Polaroid photo of him and Indie. I watched him and then knelt alongside him. … Continue reading

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The First International Day of Sign Languages

Today is the first International Day of Sign LanguagesĀ IDSL. I have been reflecting on the significance of sign language in my life. I am hearing and come from a hearing family. For the first 16 years of my life my … Continue reading

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Language explosion!

Our little man is now 2 1/2 years old and it’s a challenge to keep recording his language development! We are seeing him transfer language structures and vocab and use them in a variety of contexts! One of Carter’s favourite … Continue reading

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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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