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Working with Deaf Children and Young People

Photo: Learn about different types of deafness, communication methods and technology

Find out more about our e-learning course for anyone who works with deaf children and wants to learn more about deafness.

Module overview

This module is an introduction to deafness. It's designed to provide practical information about different types of deafness, basic communication methods and different technology deaf children may use.

You'll get examples of real life communication challenges, an insight into deaf culture, and the opportunity to learn some basic sign language.

What you'll learn

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

  • describe the different types of deafness and the impact on deaf children
  • explain the different types of communication methods used by deaf children
  • demonstrate some basic British Sign Language (BSL) and fingerspelling
  • name a range of technologies available to deaf children.


This module is free of charge.


This e-learning course should take about one hour to complete. You're welcome to work through it at your own pace and revisit it anytime in the future.

Start the course

Register or login on our training hub to begin the 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].