New and updated resources

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FOR FAMILIES

Our latest new and updated resources for families.

Discrimination and your deaf child's rights: How the Equality Act protects deaf children

New resource
Audience:  Families
Language: English

front page of Discrrimination and your deaf child's rights (credit: NDCS)

The flyer gives families an introduction to the Equality Act 2010 and how it protects deaf children from discrimination and gives them rights to reasonable adjustments.

The Equality Act and your child's education

Updated resource
Audience: Families
Language: English

Deaf girl and friend playing in primary school classroom with a puzzle (credit: NDCS)

Knowing what your legal rights are can help make sure that your child gets the support they need in their education. This web page gives information on how the Equality Act can help your child get the best out of their education, and includes scenarios to help you understand the Equality At and template letters to send to schools if they aren't following the Act.

Please note: this web page replaces the factsheet The Equality Act and your deaf child's education in England, Scotland and Wales.

A Parent's Guide to Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessments and Plans (England)

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

This factsheet is for parents and explains about the EHC needs assessment process and EHC plans in England.

It could be of interest if:

- your child already has an EHC plan

- the local authority is carrying out an EHC needs assessment of your child

- your child doesn't have an EHC plan, but you believe that the local authority needs to carry out a needs assessment.

- you have a very young child who has not yet started nursery or school but who has such significant needs that you believe that they're going to need much more support than other children their age.

How to Appeal to the Tribunal Against a Decision About Your Child’s Special Educational Needs (England)

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

This factsheet will give families with deaf children in England:

- a basic understanding of the Tribunal appeals process

- information about how to resolve disagreements

- tips on how to lodge and prepare for an appeal.

Deafness and autism

New web content
Audience:
Families
Language:
English  

Primary school age deaf boy with autism smiling in garden (credit: NDCS)

Information for families of a deaf child who has also been diagnosed with autism, or who think that their deaf child might be on the autism spectrum.

Supporting Your Child with Filling in the 'How your disability affects you' Questionnaire (PIP2)

Updated factsheet
Audience:
Families
Language:
English 

Image (credit: NDCS)

This factsheet is for parents of young people who are applying for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Young people aged 16 or over will need to apply for this themselves, but this factsheet has detailed information about how you can help your child fill in the PIP2 questionnaire.

Glue ear: A guide for parents

Updated booklet
Audience:
Families
Language:
English  

 

Front cover of the Glue Ear booklet for parents. (credit: NDCS)

An information booklet for parents, explaining the condition of glue ear and discussing possible treatment options.
 

My Baby Has a Hearing Loss: Support for parents of children aged 0–2

New booklet
Audience:
Families
Language:
English  

Front cover of My Baby Has a Hearing Loss front cover. (credit: NDCS)

If you've just found out your baby has a hearing loss, we're here for you.

This booklet:

  • explains who we are and how we can help families with a deaf child
  • gives brief introductory information on common topics, such as communication and hearing technology
  • signposts to further information and support.

We asked parents what their top questions or concerns were when they first found out their baby has a hearing loss, and we've captured those in this booklet.

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.

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.

Talking to your deaf friends - postcard

Updated postcard
Audience:
Hearing friends of deaf children and young people
Language:
English   

Talking to your deaf friends postcard - front (credit: NDCS)

A postcard with five tips for children and young people when talking to deaf friends.

Talking to your deaf friends - poster

Updated poster
Audience:
Hearing friends of deaf children and young people
Language:
English   

Talking to your deaf friends poster image (credit: NDCS)

A poster with five tips for children and young people when talking to deaf friends.

Jake and Jasmine to the Rescue

New children's book
Audience:
Children aged 4-7
Language:
English 

Jake and Jasmine (credit: NDCS)

Our new children's book, Jake and Jasmine to the Rescue, is now available.

Join Jake, who is deaf, and Jasmine on their adventures at their school for superheroes. The book is available from Amazon for £6.99.

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