Deaf children and their families fight to be heard
When Genevieve was diagnosed profoundly deaf at the age of two, her mother was consumed with worry.
“This was a new experience for me,” she says. “ I hadn’t had an experience with a deaf person in my life before. So I believed everything that they [the professionals] told me.”
It was the 1990s and she was told that sending her child to her local primary school in Donegal was the best option.