Here's Ben expressing great enthusiasm for the noodles that Neil is cutting up for his lunch. Note when Ben signs and says "eat" toward the beginning of the video. One thing that was really driven home to me while I was captioning this was how much narrating we do -- we describe everything we're doing, everything Ben's doing, everything that everyone else is doing, everything. It almost looks silly when you read it on the screen, but it has become very normal for us. This is the advice my mother gave us right after we found out Ben was deaf -- to immerse him in a "language soup," as she called it.
The first Parent teacher conference
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