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Resources for early years practitioners

Photo: Deaf children can face particular communication problems in the early years

Deaf children can face particular challenges in developing language in the early years. Glue ear is also highly prevalent in 0-5 year olds and can cause sustained periods of temporary deafness.

The resources below provide more information to support early years practitioners working with deaf children. If you have any other questions, please contact our free helpline

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The following information was developed for families, but may also be of interest to you:

These Quality Standards and accompanying audit tool were developed for use in England, but may be of interest to early years practitioners elsewhere as well: