All parents want what’s best for their children. They focus on protecting them, guiding them and ensuring they have what is needed to become happy, fulfilled adults. But what if you discovered that your child wasn’t like 'all the rest'? This is what happened when Dr. Kay MacPhee discovered her son was born profoundly deaf.
Kay, a school teacher at the time, searched all over North America to learn the best techniques for teaching speech and language to the deaf. Her travels led her to the John Tracy Clinic in California and McGill University, in Montreal, where her life's work and research began.
Focusing on what little hearing her son had, she not only taught him to speak well, but to read well. As Kay taught other children, with and without diagnosed hearing problems, using similar techniques, she began to link reading difficulties to an inability to adequately hear and differentiate the sounds of the English language.