About Hugo

HugoHugo has CHARGE syndrome. He is deafblind and also has serious heart problems. He was born with limited hearing, but sadly this has slowly deteriorated and he now has no hearing at all. Yet despite this, Hugo is making great progress at school.

How Sense is helping Hugo

When Hugo started school last year, Sense helped with his Statement of Special Needs and made sure that everything at his school was adapted so that he could learn in the way that’s right for him. This has made a big difference already earlier Hugo relied very heavily on photo cards to communicate, but he is now mastering Makaton signs, and has even started learning British Sign Language!

“It’s been wonderful to see Hugo’s communication develop at his new school. He also loves playing with the other children and has made lots of friends something we weren’t sure that he’d ever be able to do because of his complex needs”
Clare, Hugo’s mum

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First published: Friday 20 May 2016
Updated: Thursday 26 May 2016