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Assessments for deaf children and young people

These pages will support Qualified Teachers of the Deaf (QToD) and other education professionals to carry out specialist assessments of deaf children. They will also be useful for those involved in any needs assessments and the resulting plans, as well as specialist education support.

Use the links below for more information on:

Key principles and effective practice

Separately, these webpages below summarise and review the assessments that are most appropriate for deaf children and young people in each of the following areas:


We would like to thank all those who have contributed to and helped develop this resource since it was first created, including Sue Carroll, Sue Churchill, Lesley-Anne Gallagher, Christina Graham, Lorna Gravenstede, Paula Harding, Alexandra Horlock and Chris Serle, as well as staff at the The Ear Foundation.