We've got a range of free resources on deaf-friendly teaching for teachers, special needs staff and other education professionals supporting deaf children in secondary schools.
This resource is for teachers, those with responsibility for coordinating special needs provision and any other education professional working with deaf children in primary schools. It sets out simple tips for deaf friendly teaching and inclusion in the classroom.
A summary version of this resource is also available along with a series of video clips for teachers, including subject specific advice for teachers of English, Maths, Science and Modern Foreign Languages.
This resource is for staff working in special schools attended by deaf children with complex needs.
Download the resource now and watch our video below of top tips for staff working in special schools:
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.
Our presentation explains how the 'assess, plan, do, review' cycle can be applied to deaf children to improve outcomes. It is intended for use by Teachers of the Deaf or other specialist staff with mainstream teachers or other education staff.
Download the presentation
The National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP) have also produced guidance on how 'assess, plan, do, review' can be applied to deaf children.
Download the guidance
These lesson plans provide information on why deaf children and young people need to be taught about online safety and three lesson plans – on social networking sites, sexting and cyberbullying – to teach them how to be safe and smart online.
Created in collaboration with Childnet International.
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
- Information 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
This resource was created to help families of deaf children and those that support them observe, monitor and record the progress their child makes.
Success from the start is designed to help you:
- share your observations of your child
- recognise the importance of what they’re doing now
- support you in asking questions and understanding your child’s development
- be clear about what sorts of things your child may do next
- have ideas as to what you and others can do to help.
You can download Success from the start here.
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)
The resource provides advice on support to deaf children of all ages who speak English as an additional language (EAL), including children who have yet to start school and their families. The resource is aimed at Teachers of the Deaf and other professionals who work with deaf children who use EAL, including special or additional needs coordinators and EAL coordinators.
A short top-tips video is also available.
We would like to thank The Bell Foundation for their funding, expertise and support in the development of these resources.