New and updated resources

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FOR FAMILIES

Our latest new and updated resources for families.

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.

Unilateral deafness

New web content
Audience:
Parents and professionals
Language:
English 

Child in classroom, and teacher with radio aid. (credit: NDCS)

Unilateral deafness or hearing loss or single sided deafness can have a big impact on a child's learning and development.

Down's syndrome childhood deafness

New web content
Audience:
Parents and professionals
Language:
English 

Deaf preschool boy with Down's (credit: NDCS)

Many children with Down’s syndrome have some degree of hearing loss. Often this is caused by glue ear (a build-up of fluid in the middle ear) but there can be other causes.

Help improve support for deaf children in your area

Updated resource
Audience:
Families in England
Language:
English     

Image (credit: NDCS)

Since May 2016, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have been inspecting support for children and young people aged 0–25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in England. We've written a factsheet with more information about these inspections and how you can get involved. 

Families magazine

New magazine
Audience:
Families
Language:
English      

cover of winter 2016 Families magazine (credit: NDCS)

Families is a quarterly magazine for families with deaf children. It's packed with real-life stories, news, reviews, updates on our campaigning and fundraising work, event listings and interviews with families, deaf young people and adult role models.  

Know Your Rights: Getting support from your local council

Front cover of Know Your Rights: Getting support from your local council in England (credit: NDCS)

Updated resource
Audience:
Families
Language:
English    

You and your deaf child could have legal rights to practical help with things like equipment and communication support from your local council (or Health and Social Services Trust in Northern Ireland).

Find out more in our guide for your nation.

Family Sign Language

New web content
Audience: Families
Language: English and BSL

Mum reads to her son using sign language to help her tell the story (credit: NDCS)

An introduction to British Sign Language for families with deaf children (0—5 years) full of videos, practical advice and top tips to help you start using sign language as a part of your everyday life.

 

Understanding Your Child's Hearing Tests

Updated resource
Audience:
Families
Language:
English    

Front cover of the resource for parents and families: Understanding Your Child's Hearing Tests (credit: NDCS)

Information on the different tests that are used to check a child's hearing. It also explains audiograms (a chart on which your child's hearing test results will be written).

FOR PROFESSIONALS

Our latest new and updated resources for professionals.

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.

 

Quality Standards for the Use of Personal Radio Aids: Promoting easier listening for deaf children

Updated resource
Audience:
Service commissioners and practitioners
Language:
English 

Front cover of Quality Standards for the Use of Personal Radio Aids 2017 (credit: NDCS)

A resource for professionals that sets out the quality standards for a common approach to the timely and appropriate provision and use of radio aids to ensure the best outcomes for deaf children.

Assessing and Monitoring the Progress of Deaf Children and Young People

Updated resource
Audience:
Teaching professionals
Language:
English

Front cover of the resource Assessing and Monitoring the Progress of Deaf Children and Young People. (credit: NDCS)

Our online resource on assessments supports professionals in assessing and monitoring the progress of deaf young people in communication, language, listening, literacy, numeracy, cogntive development and social/emotional development.

Quality Standards: Early years support for children with a hearing loss, aged 0 to 5 (England)

Updated resource
Audience:
Commissioners
Language:
English

Front cover of the resource: Quality standards: Early years support for children with a hearing loss, aged 0 to 5 (England). (credit: NDCS)

These quality standards for commissioners set out how health, education and care providers in England should work together to support deaf children to achieve key outcomes by the time they start school.

Quality Standards: Early years support for children with a hearing loss, aged 0 to 5 (England) self-audit tool

New resource
Audience:
Commissioners
Language:
English

This self-audit tool is to support commissioners with the evaluation and review of early years services for deaf children.

FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

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

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.