New and updated resources

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FOR FAMILIES

Our latest new and updated resources for families.

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.

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. 

FOR PROFESSIONALS

Our latest new and updated resources for professionals.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.