5 to 10 years
NDCS has a number of resources that are suitable for parents of deaf children aged 5 to 10.
- Use your professionals
- Think about communication
- Get support at primary school
- Be alert for bullying
- Test the technology
- Get the whole family involved
- Find out about financial support
- Contact other families
- Resources for children
- Early Support: Information about deafness and hearing loss (2013)
The titles below are available to download or order here or can be ordered by contacting the Freephone Helpline on 0808 800 8880.
* Please note to download or order publications you will need to be a member of NDCS.
Use your professionals
There are lots of local professionals who could make a big difference to you and your deaf child.
Think about communication
Consider what communication tactics to adopt to enable your child to take full advantage of home and school life.
Get support at primary school
Deaf children often need additional support to take full advantage of their education
- Helping your deaf child to learn
- Helping your deaf child to develop maths skills (5-11 year olds)
- Helping your deaf child to read and write (5-7 year olds)
- Helping your deaf child to read and write (8-11 year olds)
- Personal passports
- Starting school
- Which school for your deaf child?
- Supporting the achievement of deaf children in primary schools
- What are you feeling? Emotions workbook (guide for professionals working with your child)
Be alert for bullying
Assure your child that bullying should not be tolerated and that staff, friends and family are there to support them.
Test the technology
Explore the wide range of solutions for promoting your child's independence at home and school
Get the whole family involved
Parents, siblings, grandfathers and others can all make a positive contribution to your deaf child’s emotional well-being
Find out about financial support
You may be able to claim benefits to help with the extra costs of having a deaf child
Contact other families
You’re not alone. Getting in touch with other families via our online
Parent Place discussion forum or our local groups, can be a wonderful
source of ideas, inspiration and friendship
Resources for children
NDCS have published three comics for children about getting grommets, hearing aids and visiting the Hearing Clinic.
Early Support: Information about deafness and hearing loss (2013)
This resource, written by NDCS for Early Support, is for parents of deaf children and young people up to the age of 25 who have recently been identified as being deaf.
It contains chapters on what happens in the beginning, when your child is identified as being deaf, and then explains what deafness means. The resource goes on to outline things to think about as your child moves from the early years to school years and into adulthood. It finishes with chapters on who can help, resources, and useful organisations and websites.
Parents and carers of deaf children can dip into the chapter most relevant to them or read the whole resource cover to cover.
You can download the resource from the Early Support Website.