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TRUMBULL — At first glance, 10-year-old Teesa Arden and police officer Derek Laaser appear to be unlikely friends. But a second look reveals that their lighthearted banter is punctuated by rapid hand movements and realization that the two share a common understanding of the challenges of deafness.
Teesa, a fourth-grader at Booth Hill School who was born deaf, recently formed a bond with Laaser, who grew up signing to his deaf parents.