Stijn Coninx has four children. Three of them are born deaf. He and his wife learned to cope with the disability of their children a long time ago. “Communication is essential”, Coninx says. “A lot of deaf or hearing impaired children have additional disabilities. What fascinates me is the search of pedagogues and speech therapists to find the right language and the balance between words and gestures. A balance that differs for each child. Finding the balance is not determined by rules, it’s a form of art.” The teachers of Kids, a school for deaf children in Hasselt, give everything of themselves to get the most out every child.
This 7 minute documentary was aired as a part of 4 x 7, a television program on Canvas and is written and directed by Stijn Coninx.