Sunday, 17 June 2012

"I am deaf when I am asleep"..

Each morning the children watch the "childrens news" from Holland.. (Jeugdjournaal)

Lotte's sister had sent in a picture regarding the weather, and it was shown in the broadcast in the evening..
So.. Lotte wants to send something to the Dutch television as well... OK.. Why don't you make a video.. Write down what you want to say, and we will tape it...

Good idea... 
Lotte starts writing, saying it out loud....... We’re listning to what she’s going to tell the Dutch viewers....

My name is Lotte.
I am 9 years old.
I am deaf when I sleep.
I have CI so I can hear...

WOW... so that's how she sees it.. how she experiences it... 
We’ll leave it at this... no depth interview about how she feels etc.. we’ll just take this little pearl of wisdom and enjoy it..

(Video below (Dutch and Norwegian) Subtitles added.... direct link here)


John O'Connor said...


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Thank you,


Cloggy said...

See you there..

Ariadna Monjo said...

I'm a future Sign Language Interpreter, and I would like to know if she knows Sign Language?

I'm glad she is happy!

Cloggy said...

She knowsd some signs, but not siglanguage... No need for it around here, and no time after speaking Norwegian at school and Dutch at home.... She does know some signs, an she will learn sign language in the future probably... but it would take time and organization to goo to courses to learn it... When we have to make the choice between letting Lotte play outside with her friends, or learning another language... social activities "win"...

(Some) Milestones

  • 2013-08: Grade 6
  • 2012-08: Grade 5
  • 2011-08: Grade 4
  • 2011-03: BTE's on the ear
  • 2010-08: Grade 3
  • 2009-08: Grade 2
  • 2008-08: Mainstream School (6y. old)
  • 2006-10: All-hearing Kindergarten (4y. old)
  • 2004-11-22: CI activated (27 m. old)
  • 2004-10-04: Bi-lateral CI (26 m. old)
  • 2003-08: Deaf/HOH/CI Pre-school/"DEAF" Kindergarten (12m. old)
  • 2003-07: HA's fitted (11 m. old)
  • 2003-06: Diagnosed deaf. Start sign-language (10m. old)
  • 2002-11: Suspicion loss of hearing (4 m. old)
  • 2002-08: Born - A fierce LION
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