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Posted 06-11-2008 at 06:21 PM by Hmaefletcher

About 9-10 years ago, my deaf nephew Bradley was taken away from my sister. He was adopted by his fathers family and taken to Boston MA. His adoptee parents name are Paul and Imelda Goedecke He is finally turning 18 this year and I hope to meet him again. If anyone could give me information about him, I would really appreciate it.

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    Hello. Just wanted to let you know that if you check message boards, etc and leave messages there you may hit the jackpot. Put the parent's last name, like Goedecke genealogy, into search engine and it should show you a forum for that name. Also check Brad's old name and new. You can check old county and new county. I found my biological dad's grave and his family and 2 brothers and 2 sisters that I didn't know I had. Go to or such sites. Hope this helps. Brenda
    Posted 06-24-2008 at 03:09 PM by Brenda9995 Brenda9995 is offline
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    I FOUND HIM/THEM FOR YOU!! Cued Speech Discovery Catalog I hope this isn't wrong. I did copy/paste of website of Cued Speech magazine

    By Imelda Goedecke
    Plymouth, MA
    In 1999, my husband Paul and I adopted Bradley, one of Paul’s family member’s sons, who is a profoundly deaf nine years old.
    Severely educationally delayed due to low expectations from the school he was placed in, Bradley also has a slight retardation from CMV (Cytomegalovirus). Five years ago, my son knew only twenty-five signs, some of
    which were home signs. He could only count to two. He could not do basic things you would expect a six year old to do, like
    tie his shoes or button a shirt. Children’s Hospital’s Boston Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children (BCDC) clinic tested Brad and they were not too promising as to his
    educational potential. That of course got my creative juices flowing!

    Being an interpreter for the deaf for twenty eight years and also an educator knowing the educational status of most deaf who
    exclusively sign A.S.L., I naturally wanted to find some method that would help my son learn English. I had done some research
    in the past on Alexander Graham Bells’ Visual Speech. I knew that it would be a key to helping my adopted son and other
    children who are deaf. The only problem I had was finding someone to teach me. One day, as I was expressing my concerns to one of my relatives, they told me about Cued
    Speech. From what they described it sounded like visual speech, and to my delight, it was. Now I was in business. I have used Cued Speech for three of the five years I have been
    teaching my son. It has been a slow but successful process. During the regular course of the day, we are sandwiching cued
    speech with sign language that has been less frustrating for him. We are slowing down and doing more cue and less signs now as
    we see his cue vocabulary grow. In school, we do a lot more cue. At this point, Bradley can now read and understand basic
    kindergarten books in cue and is learning to spell using the Ares list and good spelling rules. Not only has my son started to read
    and spell, he is developing speech and lip-reading skills!

    I try to use the same books our private school uses. I use a phonemic based program to teach reading and spelling, since the rudiments of language are sounds and symbols.

    It is the best way that I have seen children learn to read. My basic philosophy is “you can teach a child to memorize words, which is giving him a fish to eat, and limits their vocabulary. However, if you teach them to read phonically, you are teaching them to fish, and they will then have more liberty to read on their own.”

    Obviously, I have found Cued Speech to be an excellent way to teach phonics and build vocabulary for the deaf child. Now when I say beautiful, pretty, lovely, or any word pertaining to that definition, my son will know the precise word I, or someone else is using making it more clear as to how they want to convey their message as opposed to having one sign to convey many words.Brad has a long way to go but we are seeing fruit. BCDC again tested Brad last summer and he amazed the staff there at his progress in the last four years! Though he is still at the kindergarten level, it just
    shows what sweat, tears and prayers can do!
    Cued Speech has been God’s answer to my prayers for my
    son and my tutoring.

    You can go to the website and see 2 pics of Imelda and I'm assuming, Brad, by goint to Cued Speech Discovery Catalog. or if that doesn't work, put Imelda Goedecke in good search engine and then go to the 2nd page of returns. They are in Plymouth, MA and if you go to the website and read the whole article (pages 6 & &) you'll also find phone # of the magazine. God Bless, Brenda
    Posted 06-24-2008 at 04:00 PM by Brenda9995 Brenda9995 is offline
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    Sorry, its and it's an article from 2005
    Posted 06-24-2008 at 04:02 PM by Brenda9995 Brenda9995 is offline
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    hi hope you found them? just want to be your friend
    Posted 06-30-2009 at 11:42 AM by fatytraore
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    like to be friend
    Posted 06-30-2009 at 11:47 AM by fatytraore
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    Hello. fatytraore. How are u? I'm glad to be your friend. tell me about yourself. Let's get accquainted. I'm 61 yr old, great grandmother from FL. I'm learning sign language. I'm hard of hearing. I can hear somethings well, others not at all. I had surgery a few years ago. Where do you live?
    Posted 07-01-2009 at 12:46 AM by Brenda9995 Brenda9995 is offline
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    Posted 11-24-2009 at 09:06 PM by tigermom tigermom is offline
    Updated 12-01-2009 at 06:54 PM by tigermom

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