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Introduction to Childhood Deafness

Photo: Learn about the impact that deafness can have on a child

Module overview

This module is the perfect place to start learning about childhood deafness. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete.

It is suitable for all professionals working with deaf children, particularly mainstream practitioners.

What you'll learn

By the end of this module you'll be able to:

  • describe the impact that deafness in the early years can have on a child if they don’t get the support they need
  • take some simple steps to improve communication with deaf children
  • identify where you can get more support and information on childhood deafness.


This module is free of charge.


This module should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Start the course

Register or login on our training hub to begin the first module.

Please note: The login details for our training hub are different to the login details you use if you are a National Deaf Children's Society member.

Contact us

If you have a question about this e-learning course, please email [email protected].