Preparing your deaf child for primary school
Free guide to download
Once you have chosen a primary school for your deaf child, you’ll need to start preparing them for school life. NDCS has produced a guide called 'Starting primary school' about how to prepare children with a hearing loss for some of the changes school life brings. It also gives ideas about fun activities to help your child start thinking about the kinds of things they will do when they go to primary school.
The guide gives tips about:
- The types of school your deaf child could go and how to choose one that caters for their needs. Our page on choosing a school for your deaf child provides further guidance.
- The support that’s available to deaf children at primary school in the form of specialist staff, statutory assessments and statements.
- Preparing your child for school, for example through games, and getting them used to being around other children and adults.
- Fun activities to encourage good language and literacy and maths skills.
- Preparing your child for art, science, ICT, and PE lessons.
To read the full guide, follow the link below. If you’re not already an NDCS member, you’ll need to sign up for free to access it. NDCS members also have free access to a range of information resources, support services, and events.
Download: Starting primary school
Also in this Section
- Education in the early years
- Choosing a deaf-friendly school
- Developing reading and writing skills in 3–4 year old deaf children
- Developing maths skills in 3–4 year old deaf children
- How early years staff can help your child achieve their potential
- Is my deaf child entitled to free early years education?
- My child didn't get into our choice of school – what now?
- Preparing your deaf child for primary school
- Helping your Deaf Child to Develop Communication and Language (0–2)
- Summer born children in England: Starting school a year late
- Choosing childcare for your deaf child
- Quality Standards for early years services for deaf children: What parents need to know (England)