Going swimming ISBN: 9780749638016
Published by Franklin Watts (Friends series), 2000
Rowan is deaf, as are both his parents. In this story, full of details about how he and his parents and his fully-hearing cousin communicate, we see a happy, very normal child going swimming, going for a pizza, and attending his local deaf club. There is no information on special equipment or tests; the emphasis is on a normal life style with certain limitations. The colour photographs and a colourful border add to the cheerful, positive attitude. There is also some emphasis on the necessity of clear speaking so that the deaf can lip read. Recommended by the RNID.