Listening for your daughter

When Ashley Hodgkinson attended lectures while studying to be a teacher at the Embury Institute for Teacher Education, she took along her mom. It wasn’t that she was shy or afraid of going to class on her own— she simply needed access to information. Mary-Anne Hodgkinson, Ashley’s mother, was pregnant with Ashley when she contracted…

Mom helps deaf student beat the odds

Durban – At the age of 54, Mary-Anne Hodgkinson found herself back at school even though she was neither a pupil nor or a teacher. Instead she was there as an interpreter for her daughter, Ashley Hodgkinson, 25, who was born deaf. Hodgkinson attended classes with Ashley from Grade 10, and until she completed her…

Two distinctions for deaf student

MTHOKOZISI DUBE Ashley Hodgkinson, 25, who was born deaf and uses sign language to communicate, yesterday graduated with two distinctions in a bachelor of education foundation phase. Ashley’s success is testament not only to her tenacity but also to her mother’s love and commitment. With no interpreter available through her mainstream school days, her mother…

Two distinctions for deaf student

Ashley Hodgkinson, 25, who was born deaf and uses sign language to communicate, yesterday graduated with two distinctions in a bachelor of education foundation phase. Ashley’s success is testament not only to her tenacity but also to her mother’s love and commitment. With no interpreter available through her mainstream school days, her mother Mary-Anne literally…