Having the support of someone who has been a deaf child and can act as a positive role model is invaluable especially as most deaf children are born to hearing parents.

At GDA, we provide much needed advice and guidance with a focus on total communication so the family as a whole, can embrace deafness and give the child access to as much language as possible.

Alison Wherry-Alimo is GDA's Family Support Worker and is a profoundly Deaf BSL user herself. Alison comes with a wealth of experience of working with deaf children and young people.

If you’d like to find out more about how Alison could support you and your family, she’d be more than happy to chat with you to discuss your initial needs. To speak to Alison, please contact her on alison.wherry@gda.org.uk, text 07875 610860.