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Van Scheppingen family
Thirza (hearing) and Martijn (deaf) van Scheppingen have a deaf daughter.
Experiences of this family
"We try to stimulate the visual development using toys."
"Sometimes I feel belittled as a deaf person."
"Ideally, there would be a combination of regular and special education."
"I think bilingualism is very important for your self-confidence."
"In Norway they offer sign language to babies at school."
"Doctors mostly show you the positive sides of CI's, so went went looking for people's experiences ourselves.
"The first year was very busy, so many appointments. We barely had time to enjoy it."
"I love having a deaf child, that's hard to explain."
"We agreed to use NGT at the dinner table."
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