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Phan- 'Deaf'An eight year old Dan skipped happily around the school playground as he played with his two best friends, Chris and PJ. It was the beginning of the autumn term, and Dan was just happy to be back with his friends. As the bell went to tell everyone to go and line up outside the appropriate classroom, a teacher took Dan aside.
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"Dan, would you like to do me a special job?" The kind voice of the head teacher asked. Dan nodded, and she led him to her office. "There's a new boy joining us this afternoon, and I wanted to see if you wanted to look after him,"
"Okay," Dan agreed,
"The thing is, he's deaf, so you won't be able to communicate with him very well,"
"I trust that you'll make him feel very welcome, and that you will make sure that he is happy," Dan nodded, and went back into his classroom.
"Class, this is Phil. He's deaf, but he's very friendly, and I'm sure any communication barriers will be broken down pretty quickly," The class teacher announced. She signed a few words to Ph