Location, location, location? Only where a disabled child...
The Mostyn-Thomas Journal We find it extraordinary that we live in the vicinity of PACE. For many families with children with motor disabilities, this doesn't just happen. Provision of specialist educational services like PACE across the UK is patchy at best - and for families to move closer to such services for the benefit of the child is not uncommon. I know of one boy with CP who was once ...
Wed, Feb 08 2012
Ever-more elusive communication circles
The Mostyn-Thomas Journal Of course man cannot live on bread alone. He needs to be able to communicate as well, so we know it's bread that he needs and not the raw plant growing out of the ground. The older she gets, the more grimly inevitable it appears that Isobel may never acquire speech. Despite increasing her vocal range all the time, rarely does a word pass her lips. Even when it does, ...
Thu, Jan 12 2012
Deaf Parenting UK Awards
The Mostyn-Thomas Journal Forgive me for my silence lately; September has been pretty full-on lately, what with preparations for the birth next month, a recent personal bereavement and an increase in Isobel's PACE sessions to three times a week.But while I crack on with my latest post - which I hope to upload shortly - I'm proud to announce that I've been nominated for the Deaf Parenting UK Aw...
Mon, Sep 26 2011
Ever since Carers' Week last June, I have been thi...
The Mostyn-Thomas Journal Ever since Carers' Week last June, I have been thinking a lot about what it means for me to be a deaf parent-carer.Last Wednesday night, as part of a Healthy Deaf Minds event focussing on Deaf Carers in London, I gave a 15-minute talk on the subject, but I don't think I was particularly lucid. Writing preparatory notes didn't feel appropriate for s...
Sat, Aug 06 2011
A run-in with the bus
The Mostyn-Thomas Journal As Facebook friends will know, I had an incident with a local bus driver last Wednesday.Bizarrely, my most vivid memory I have that day is a close-up of road tartar. Somehow, it all went so fast that the nanoseconds in between me banging frantically on the window and landing on the ground went missing. Luckily, the bump hovered just above the ground, untouched.I hadn'...
Thu, Jul 07 2011
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