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Van Kampen-Bolier Family
Annemieke van Kampen and Wouter Bolier are deaf and have two deaf children: Bob and Sophie.
Experiences of this family
"We often have the computer turned on: the archives of the Handtheater has lots of fun things for the children."
"It's vitally important that they're able to play with other deaf children."
"The advantage of deafness is easy international communication, I want them to know that."
"The children don't care if you're hearing or deaf, it's about someone being able to sign."
"I think it's important for them to learn to be around hearing people as well."
"At the day care they watched the Lotte & Max DVDs with the children, and that's how they learned how to sign."
"I notice that Bob and Sophie are very visually oriented."
"I think bonding and interacting with your child is the most important thing."
"We simply went to visit all sorts of schools."
"You end up in this medical scene, I almost forget to enjoy having my child."
"People looked at me funny when I said I didn't think it was sad to be deaf at all."
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