Making Sense in Sign

A Lifeline for a Deaf Child

By (author) Jenny Froude

Publication date:

17 April 2003

Length of book:

192 pages


Multilingual Matters



ISBN-13: 9781853596292

Language which develops ‘against all the odds’ is very precious. Words were not enough for Tom; it was signs that made sense of a world silenced by meningitis. Confidence came via joyful and positive steps to communication from babyhood; a brush with epilepsy, a cochlear implant in his teens and life as an independent young adult followed.

This book is a letter of love and faith from a woman whose son's deafness at first overwhelmed then inspired her. It is a sensitive account of the ramifications of deafness for her son and his success in coping with it.