Hearing Impaired

Supporting children with hearing impairments at home and school.

There are a number of different charities and organizations that support children and families with hearing impairments.  Below you will find information about some of these along with links to pages that we feel may be useful to families supporting their children with their learning.  You will also find contact details for different support organizations.

In the tabs to the right of this page will find a number of support materials and information booklets.

 

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The Elizabeth Foundation

Let’s Talk and Listen Programme

https://letslistenandtalk.org/

Let’s Listen and Talk is an in-depth programme developed by experts at The Elizabeth Foundation to provide information, advice and tailored guidance to parents and carers supporting young deaf children from birth to 5 years.

Please note: The Elizabeth Foundation are waiving all fees until further notice for the Let’s Listen and Talk programme so that families who need it at the current time can benefit from their advice, information and guidance.

 

Parent Education Page

The link below isa series of videos and written resources providing information and advice for parents about the development of children with hearing loss, with a focus on their listening, speech and language development.

https://www.elizabeth-foundation.org/services/parent-education/

 

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Cuedspeech offer a range of support for families with deaf children.  This support includes FREE self-study training course on the basics of cued speech which you can access in your own time at home.

https://www.cuedspeech.co.uk/learning-to-cue/parents-and-families/

Please see information on the right for:

  • Parent Leaflet
  • Basic information on Cued speech
  • Cued speech for school aged children.
  • Cued speech at a glance.

 

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National Deaf Children’s Society

See https://www.ndcs.org.uk/information-and-support/ for information regarding:

  • First Diagnosis
  • Childhood deafness
  • Language and Communication
  • Education and Learning
  • Your Rights
  • Products and Technology
  • Parenting and Family Life
  • Being Deaf- Friendly

 

The National Deaf Children's Society have produced a number of resources to support families with the Covid 19 lockdown which can be found at:

 

National Deaf Children’s society Helpline

Landline:0808 800 8880

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Free from all UK landlines and major UK mobile providers

SMS:0786 00 22 888 (SMS)

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Texts are charged at your standard network rate or taken from your monthly allowance

 

BSL Interpreter:BSL Interpreter Now

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Contact us by making a free video call with a BSL interpreter

 

 

Family Signing in the Home

Information regarding how to use signs within the home can be found on teh link below:

https://bda.org.uk/project/family-sign-in-the-home/

 

Starting Secondary School Tips

Ideas of how to support children with hearing impairments with the transition into secondary school can be found in teh link below.

https://bda.org.uk/starting-secondary-school-tips/

 

 

 

Some other useful links:-

NHS hearing loss — https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hearing-loss/symptoms/

British Sign website — https://www.british-sign.co.uk/

The Makaton Charity — https://www.makaton.org/

 

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Something Special – Mr Tumble

Help your child, family and friends learn sign language through these child friendly programmes using rhymes and songs to teach different signs.

https://bda.org.uk/project/family-sign-in-the-home/

 

What’s in Molly’s Suitcase?

Molly is a creative learning specialist and special needs teacher who uses song and Makaton signing to engage children with complex needs, she has created a series of YouTube clips found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5i95px3wx0&feature=youtu.be&safe=true