Communicating with my deaf foster child

Every deaf child and young person is different and their deafness can range from mild to profound. Your child’s deafness may be described as mild, moderate, severe or profound.

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With the right support, commitment and encouragement, deaf children can learn to communicate as effectively as other children.

Learn about all the communication approaches available to deaf children and then you can take steps to make communication easier straight away.

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