New and updated resources

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FOR FAMILIES

Our latest new and updated resources for families.

Pragmatics: Everyday communication

New web content
Audience:
Families
Language:
English  

A deaf toddler and her mother play with stacking bricks. (credit: NDCS)

Pragmatics is the skill of using language socially and being able to adapt it to different situations. It’s key to being able to take part in conversations and interactions in socially acceptable ways.

Our new web content explains why pragmatics is important, why deaf children can struggle to develop pragmatics in their early years, and how you can help your child develop their pragmatics.

School Transport

Updated factsheet
Audience:
Families
Language:
English  

factsheet image (credit: NDCS)

Our updated factsheet explains the entitlements deaf children may have to help with school transport.

Additional Learning Needs Reform in Wales: Questions and answers

New factsheet
Audience:
Families and professionals
Language:
English

Image (credit: NDCS)

This factsheet is for anyone looking for more information about the proposed changes to education law in Wales for children with additional learning needs (previously referred to as special educational needs (SEN)). 

My deaf child and making decisions

New video
Audience:
Families
Language:
English 

Image from Making Decisions video (credit: NDCS)

Mums, Kerri and Laura, talk about some of the key decisions they've had to make since their daughter was diagnosed as deaf, such as choosing childcare, finding the right school and deciding to combine speech with sign language.

You can watch the video on our YouTube channel

How Technology Can Help

Updated resource
Audience:
Families
Language:
English  

Front cover of How Technology Can Help 2017 (credit: NDCS)

This guide will give you an introduction to the wide range of products and technologies that might be helpful to your child at home, in education, at work or when out with friends.

Disability Living Allowance: A guide to filling in the claim form for deaf children under three years old

Updated factsheet
Audience:
Families
Language:
English  

Image (credit: NDCS)

We've updated our step-by-step guide to filling in the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claim form for deaf children aged under three years.

Disability Living Allowance: A guide to filling in the claim form for deaf children over three years old

Updated factsheet
Audience:
Families
Language:
English 

Factsheet icon (credit: NDCS)

We've updated our step-by-step guide to filling in the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claim form for deaf children aged over three years.

How Radio Aids Can Help: Information for families

Updated resource
Audience:
 Families
Language:
 English  

Front cover image of How Radio Aids Can Help: Information for families (credit: NDCS)

This guide explains what radio aids are and how they can help deaf children. It describes the different types of radio aid systems and how to use and look after them. It also looks at classroom soundfield systems and acoustics – creating good listening conditions for learning in the classroom.

FOR PROFESSIONALS

Our latest new and updated resources for professionals.

Specialist Education Support Services for Deaf Children: Advice for commissioners (England)

Updated factsheet
Audience:
Commissioners
Language:
English 

Image (credit: NDCS)

Our factsheet for decision-makers, like directors of children's services, has information on the vital importance of specialist education services for deaf children in helping them achieve their potential.

Supporting the Achievement of Deaf Young People in Higher Education

New resource
Audience:
Higher education staff
Language:
English 

Front cover of SA: Higher education. (credit: NDCS)

Information for staff to help them support deaf students in higher education settings.

This resource will help higher education staff to:

  • make sure that deaf students have the support they need to make good progress, take advantage of the opportunities of higher education and successfully complete their studies
  • take the reasonable steps required under the Equality Act 2010 (or the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) in Northern Ireland to make sure that deaf students are not treated less favourably than other students.

What Are You Feeling? A guide to help deaf children understand and identify their emotions

Updated resource
Audience:
Teachers
Language:
English 

Front cover of the What are you feeling? resource. (credit: NDCS)

A workbook for teachers to work through with deaf children to help them understand and identify their emotions.

Supporting the Achievement of Deaf Young People on Apprenticeships

New resource
Audience:
Apprenticeship training providers
Language:
English 

Front cover of Supporting the Achievement of Deaf Young People on Apprenticeships (credit: NDCS)

This resource will help apprenticeship training providers to:

  • make sure that deaf apprentices have the support they need to make good progress and complete their apprenticeships
  • take the reasonable steps required under the Equality Act 2010 (or the Disability Discrimination Act in Northern Ireland) to make sure that deaf apprentices are not treated less favourably than other apprentices.

 

Supporting Deaf Children in Special Schools

New video
Audience:
Staff working with deaf children in special schools
Language:
English 

still from special schools video (credit: NDCS)

This video gives staff working in special schools five top tips on supporting a deaf child in their class.

It complements our Supporting the achievement of hearing impaired children in special schools guide.

 

FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Our latest new and updated resources for children and young people.

Chloe gets cochlear implants

New comic
Audience:
Deaf children aged eight and under
Language:
English 

Front cover of Chloe gets cochlear implants comic (credit: NDCS)

Chloe has worn hearing aids since she was a baby but now her hearing has got worse and her audiologist suggests cochlear implants might help. This comic follows Chloe and her family as they find out more about cochlear implants and decide whether they’re right for her.

The comic also shows Chloe going into hospital for surgery, recovering and having her cochlear implants 'switched on'. 

 

Personal profiles

teenage girl holding hearing aid (credit: NDCS)

New resource
Audience: Deaf young people
Language: English

A personal profile is a document that brings together all the most important information about you so that anyone teaching or working with you can make sure they’re supporting you in the best way possible.

We have created template and example profiles for secondary school and post-16 settings like college.

For more information and to download the templates and examples go to Personal profiles

 

How to stay safe and smart online

New resource
Audience:
Deaf young people
Language:
English 

First page of How to be safe and smart online flyer (credit: NDCS)

A flyer for secondary school age children, full of ideas and suggestions for using the internet and social media safely.

It signposts to support for children and young people who are experiencing cyberbullying or have concerns about content they have found, or people who are contacting them, online.

This flyer was produced in partnership with Childnet International.

Transition meetings and how to prepare for them

New factsheet
Audience:
Deaf young people
Language:
English

Factsheet (credit: NDCS)

Information for deaf young people aged 13+ on what 'transition' means, transition meetings and how to prepare for them, and why they're important for planning for their futures. 

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) factsheet for deaf young people

Updated factsheet
Audience:
Deaf young people
Language:
English

Factsheet. (credit: NDCS)

Is your child deaf and aged 16 or over? Give them our factsheet to read on PIP and the changes to DLA.