Language Which Develops Against All The Odds Is Very Precious Words Were Not Enough For Tom It Was Signs That Made Sense Of A World Silenced By Meningitis Confidence Came Via Joyful And Positive Steps To Communication From Babyhood A Brush With Epilepsy, A Cochlear Implant In His Teens And Life As An Independent Young Adult Followed This book should be essential reading for all professionals in childcare and education, social work, speech therapy and health visiting Written by the mother of a deaf child it brings the concept of partnership with parents to the fore.Monica WiltshireConsultant Trainer, High Scope UK Early Years Care and Education A heart warming story of a mothers journey with a profoundly deaf child