Post-14 education and preparing for adulthood
Our resources for education, health and social care professionals who support deaf young people in post-14 support and moving to adulthood.
Our resource will help professionals supporting all deaf young people in England through transition when they leave school or college. It includes 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.
A related resource Template for Success has also been produced for professionals in Scotland.
Our resource for college staff or other education professionals working with deaf young people in further education. It provides advice on effective support, deaf friendly teaching and improving outcomes.
Our resource for apprenticeship training providers gives advice on how to ensure deaf young people can successfully complete their apprenticeship.
This resource for staff working in higher education provides advice on how to support deaf young people in higher education.
These quality standards have been drafted to ensure greater consistency of provision and to improve outcomes for deaf young people. They are supported by case studies and further resources.
Our resource includes examples of a range of assessments commonly used with deaf children and young people of all ages in communication, language, listening, literacy, numeracy, cognitive development and social/emotional development. It also includes guidance on issues to consider when carrying out assessments as well as examples of assessments in practice.
Watch our video below to get step-by-step instructions on how to use the resource with Teacher of the Deaf Tina:
This resource aims to help employers make sure their recruitment process and workplace are as fair and accessible to deaf people as possible.
We've produced a series of resources to set out the simple steps that can be taken to improve the listening environment in nurseries, schools, and other education settings.
- Factsheet for teachers
- PowerPoint training presentation
- Template survey for seeking pupils' opinions on listening in the classroom
- Template preliminary noise survey
- Advice for head teachers, property managers, academy trusts and local authorities
- Quality Marks - conditions of use and images
- Factsheet for parents
- Sound simulations of classroom with poor or good acoustic conditions
- Our Here to Learn video clips including clips on reducing background noise and on good acoustics.
- Watch the TED video - Why designers need to pay attention to the 'invisible architecture' of sound.
We’ve worked with the National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP) to produce a range of resources to help practitioners in carrying out EHC needs assessments for deaf children and young people and drawing up EHC plans.
- Better Plans, Better Assessments, Better Plans: a multi-disciplinary framework for the assessment of children with a hearing impairment
- Template for assessment and information gathering
- Section by section guide to writing more effective EHC plans for children and young people with sensory impairment
- NatSIP summary checklist to writing more effective EHC plans
- Model Education, Health and Care plan - Ruby (aged 3)
- Model Education, Health and Care plan - Kirsty (aged 4)
- Model Education, Health and Care plan - Robert (aged 11)
- Model Education, Health and Care plan - Daniel (aged 18)
We have produced guidance for those responsible for commissioning audiology services for teenagers and young adults. It highlights the key differences between paediatric and adult audiology care, and the main challenges deaf young people meet when transitioning between services.
Quality standards are also available to support audiology professionals who are working with deaf children and young people as they move from paediatric to adult audiology services.
Separately, our briefing provides an introduction to some of the issues and challenges that deaf young people face in moving to adult hearing services. It will be helpful to all practitioners working with deaf young people.