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Non-verbal six-year-old boy and deaf dog learn to communicate using sign language

A six-year-old boy who cannot speak and a deaf dog are a “match made in heaven”, according to the boy's mother.

Connor Guillet is able to communicate with three-year-old boxer Ellie usingsign language and has become inseparable from the affectionate rescue animal since the family took her in a week before Christmas. 

Connor, who was adopted at four weeks old, was born addicted toopiates, and has since been diagnosed with damage to his brain and nervous system, in addition to a chromosomal disorder called DiGeorge syndrome, and autism.


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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/non-verbal-boy-deaf-dog-communicate-sign-language-a7513991.html
Date
6th January 2017
Source
Independent