Words for a Beautiful, Laughing Deaf Child

Giana is six years old and was born profoundly deaf. She is an enchanting child – I can tell this only from her picture, however, because I’ve never met her. But her mother, Gina, says that this is pure Giana, a beautiful laughing girl, who is also deaf and who has been struggling in her…

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Goose Bumps: Reflections from the AG Bell Convention

My guest blogger this week is Wendy Kupfer, author of the renowned children’s book “Let’s Hear It for Almigal”.  When doctors diagnosed Wendy’s daughter, Ali, with a profound hearing loss at the age of 10 months, they also predicted she would never speak.  They underestimated the determination and drive of this mother and daughter who,…

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