In this section
Find out about the communication approaches or methods available to deaf children and their families.
Find out whether sign language is right for your child and how to go about learning it.
Resources aimed at helping hearing people communicate with deaf children at home, in school, in after-school activities and at the doctor’s surgery.
Speech and language therapy is one way of helping deaf children to develop their language and communication skills.
Alternative methods of communication that may be appropriate for deaf children who have additional needs.
A selection of stories about families with a deaf child that focus on communication.
Pragmatics is the skill of using language socially and being able to adapt it to different situations. Deaf children can find it more difficult than their hearing peers to develop pragmatics.