Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-178) and index.
The time of crises -- Deafness may result -- Take my hands and let them move -- Channels of communication -- Good times -- bad times -- Coping and caring -- Growing up -- Sound or silence? -- Staying strong -- The big adventure -- Language for life -- Borneo and beyond -- What is deaf? -- Paths to understanding.
Words were not enough for Tom; it was signs that made sense of a world silenced by meningitis. This work is an account by a woman of how her son contracted meningitis and of the deafness that resulted. It offers a discussion of the issues surrounding deafness from a parental viewpoint.
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