New and updated resources

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FOR FAMILIES

Our latest new and updated resources for families.

Families magazine

New magazine
Audience:
Families
Language:
English      

Families magazine summer 2016 (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.  

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).

Hearing Aids: Information for families

Updated resource
Audience:
Families
Language:
English   

Front cover of hearing aids resource (credit: NDCS)

If an audiologist has suggested your child gets hearing aids you may have lots of questions. This resource will tell you about different types of hearing aids, how to look after them and how your child can get the best out of them.

Download Hearing Aids: Information for families.

Help improve support for deaf children in your area

New resource
Audience:
Families in England
Language:
English     

Image (credit: NDCS)

From May 2016, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be 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. 

Phonics and the Development of Your Child's Reading and Writing Skills

New factsheet
Audience:
Families
Language:
English
Image (credit: NDCS)

This factsheet is for parents of deaf children who would like to know more about phonics, i.e. knowing the letter sounds, and how it can be used to help your child learn to read and write.

It provides background information on how phonics is taught and looks at how you can ensure your child benefits as much as possible from it. 

FOR PROFESSIONALS

Our latest new and updated resources for professionals.

Teaching Phonics to Deaf Children: Guidance for teachers

Updated resource
Audience:
Teaching professionals
Language:
English 

Front cover of Teaching Phonics to Deaf Children resource. (credit: NDCS)

This resource is for anyone who teaches phonics to primary school-aged pupils, such as classroom teachers and teaching assistants.

We hope that this guidance will make it easier to ensure that deaf pupils can access phonics teaching and achieve as much as hearing pupils. It should also help school staff:

  • understand childhood deafness and the needs of deaf pupils
  • understand the challenges deaf pupils face in learning phonics
  • make sure the teaching areas support effective learning
  • ensure the necessary support and learning strategies are put in place so that lessons and activities are accessible for deaf pupils
  • understand general principles for teaching phonics to deaf pupils.

Supporting the Achievement of Deaf Children in Secondary Schools: a summary

New resource
Audience:
Teaching professionals
Language:
English 

Front cover of the Supporting the Achievement of Deaf Children in Secondary Schools: a summary (credit: NDCS)

A summary flyer, comprising key information from, and to promote, the Supporting the Achievement of Deaf Children in Secondary Schools resource. 

Mild hearing loss, major impact

New resources
Audience:
Teaching professionals
Language:
English

Front cover of mild hearing loss booklet (credit: NDCS)

Our Mild hearing loss, major impact resources are aimed at mainstream teachers and explain the major impact a mild hearing loss can have on a child in school.

In our booklet and short, online video we suggest simple things teachers can do to improve the classroom environment for a child with a mild hearing loss, and signs to look out for that could suggest a child has an undiagnosed hearing loss.

Watch the Mild hearing loss, major impact video.

Breaking the Sound Barrier: A guide to recruiting and supporting deaf colleagues

New booklet
Audience:
Employers
Language:
English

Front cover of breaking the sound barrier (credit: NDCS)

A handbook to help employers make sure their recruitment process and workplace are as fair and accessible to deaf young people as possible.

The handbook includes information on:

  •     Deafness
  •     Communication tips
  •     Reasonable adjustments
  •     Communication support
  •     Recruitment
  •     Access to Work
  •     Health and safety.

Supporting deaf young people through transition

Front cover of supporting deaf young people through transition (credit: NDCS)

This resource is for professionals supporting deaf young people in England through transition when they leave school or college – this includes deaf young people with and without an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan.

The guide has checklist templates, case studies, guidance, references to further information and includes deaf young people’s experiences of transition and their views about how professionals can support them. 

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.