New and updated resources

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FOR FAMILIES

Our latest new and updated resources for families.

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.

 

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.  

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.

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

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. 

FOR PROFESSIONALS

Our latest new and updated resources for professionals.

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.

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.

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.