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When Leo was born deaf, it was the start of big changes in our lives

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Leo was born deaf. In the latest blog over on the Scope site, his mother, Keighley, shares how the right support is so important to parents of disabled children to ensure their children get the best start in life.

Leo was born deaf. From the moment the lady told us that Leo’s new born screening hearing test had come back with no response, support started that day. We were given phone numbers for support lines, direct numbers to them and leaflets explaining the next steps. Along with the reassurance that a Teacher of the Deaf (TOD) would be in touch soon to arrange a home visit. I remember thinking how stupid! He is only four weeks old, why does he need a TOD? How wrong was I?

41 percent of families aren’t offered emotional support during their child’s diagnosis and become increasingly isolated. 

Read more about Leo and Keighley's story on the Scope Blog today.
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