Graduate Gabriel is school-ready in both English and Portuguese

13 Dec 2019

A graduate from The Shepherd Centre Newtown is starting ‘big school’ with speaking and listening skills in both English and Portuguese. 

Gabriel is one of three brothers all born profoundly deaf. Gabriel’s parents wanted to ensure their boys could understand Portuguese as well as English so they could communicate with relatives overseas and better understand their cultural background. 

SBS News recently interviewed Gabriel, his older brother Rafael and mum Renata about their hearing loss journey and how they were able to apply the skills taught at The Shepherd Centre to languages other than English.

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