Photo Stories: Without a Language: Ducey-photo-portrait-Deaf-blind-david

When David is taken swimming each week, he just floats, sometimes for the entire session.  In the water he experiences what hydrotherapists call {quote}body awareness{quote}, a realization of his physical nature.  David Pyle was born both deaf and blind.  Considered {quote}uneducatable{quote} by his pre school teachers, David never learned a formal sign language.  Today, at age 32, David is considered developmentally disabled.  He uses minimal gestures to communicate.

When David is taken swimming each week, he just floats, sometimes for the entire session. In the water he experiences what hydrotherapists call "body awareness", a realization of his physical nature. David Pyle was born both deaf and blind. Considered "uneducatable" by his pre school teachers, David never learned a formal sign language. Today, at age 32, David is considered developmentally disabled. He uses minimal gestures to communicate.