SOME 23 parents of deaf children graduated from a Sign Language Class organized by the Catholic Deaf Care in partnership with Learning and Employment of the Deaf and Blind in Manila recently.
Aside from the parents of the deaf, the class of 25 had other two young professionals who wanted to serve the deaf through interpreting for them. They were taught by Rosemarie Panlasigue, a sign language teacher of Catholic Deaf Care.
According to the parents, the class was very helpful since it made them understand and helped them develop a good relationship with their children with hearing impairment.
Some parents could already understand a few signs having learned from their children, but realized their meager knowledge was not enough for them to be able to guide their children well in the coming years.
The class became an awakening for them to exert more effort to better understand the situation of their children and prepare their future, said the parents.
After studying six hour per week from June 28 to September 9, or a total of 60 hours, the parents are now more confident to face the future with their hearing impaired children.
Report from CBCP News