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NDCS: The National Deaf Children's Society
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Deaf awareness

Tips on how to help hearing people communicate with deaf children.

In this section

11 tips for communicating with a deaf child

If you’ve never communicated with a deaf child before you may feel nervous about how to do it. But don't worry - it’s not as hard as you think! Read our top tips and see how easy it can be.

Deaf awareness information and resources

Have a look at our free booklets, DVDs and posters with deaf awareness tips to help hearing people communicate with deaf children.

Personal passports and profiles

These are documents that bring together the most important information about your son or daughter and are a great way of promoting deaf awareness among any adults caring for or working with your child.

Make Christmas deaf friendly

We’ve put together some top tips to help deaf children and young people feel included at Christmas time.

Make school plays deaf friendly

Take a look at our suggestions on how to help deaf children feel included in school plays and to make sure they have a fun experience.