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Free information and advice sessions

We have a range of free online events that you can join. You'll be able to get lots of information, join discussions with other families, and ask questions to our experts. Booking is essential as places are limited.

What you'll need to join our online events

As long as you have access to any computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection then you'll be able to access our online events.

You don't need any previous experience of these online events. You can join in as much or as little as you like. We'll send you everything you need to know to be able to join. We'll also have experts on hand to support you with joining the online event.

Communication support

Closed captioning and BSL interpreters will be available at all of our online events. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Upcoming online events

Our online sessions are free however places are limited and booking is essential.

Behaviours, feelings and needs

Tuesday 1 December, 7-8pm

Suitable for families with children aged 0-16 years.

Raising a deaf child can be challenging. Join this session to find out more about your child’s underlying needs and feelings, which may cause them to behave in ways you find difficult.

Follow the guidance of our experts as they show you how to link your child’s needs and feelings to their behaviour. Plus you'll have a chance to chat to other parents during the session.

This session is from our Raising a Deaf Child Programme. You can find out more about the programme here.

Helping your older child with sleep

Tuesday 8 December 2020, 7-8pm

Suitable for families with children aged 11 and above.

Join our resident sleep specialist and Raising a Deaf Child course tutor, Nicola Corazzo, as she shares some advice and support around older children and sleep issues they may be having.

There will be plenty of time to ask Nicola questions and to share tips and experiences with other parents too.

All about face masks

Tuesday 15 December 2020, 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Get together with our activism lead, Beccy, and other families, as we discuss the different challenges facing deaf children and their families around the wearing of face masks.

You’ll find out how one local group found success making and campaigning for the use of clear face masks, learn about our deaf presenters' experiences this year, and get to chat with other parents about the impact face masks have had on your deaf child.

Plus, you'll receive the latest guidance on facemask wearing in educational settings in your region.

Promoting positive behaviour

Tuesday 5 January, 7-8pm

Suitable for families with children aged 0-16 years.

If you want to learn more about reinforcing and rewarding positive behaviour then this could be the session for you. Learn about the benefits of praise and how you can use strategies that support and encourage your child’s positive behaviour at home.

You’ll be led by one of our expert tutors and have a chance to chat to us and other parents throughout the session.

This session is from our Raising a Deaf Child Programme. You can find out more about the programme here.

Learning and motivation

Tuesday 2 February, 7-8pm

Suitable for families with children aged 0-16 years.

Join this session to find out more about the different ways you and your child approach learning. Our experts will help you to recognise situations that demotivate your child and show you how you can encourage them to learn.

This session is from our Raising a Deaf Child Programme. You can find out more about the programme here.

Communicating with your child

Tuesday 2 March 2021, 7-8pm

Suitable for families with children aged 0-16 years.

In this session, we will explore some of the ways that you can help your child to communicate. Our focus will be on strengthening the building blocks that support the parent-child relationship, which leads to good communication.

You will learn simple techniques to encourage communication with your child as they grow and their needs change.

This session is from our Raising a Deaf Child Programme. You can find out more about the programme here.