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Technology for Inclusion and Independence

Photo: Learn about the technology options available to deaf children and young people.

Module series overview

This e-learning module series will help you learn about hearing devices and assistive technology for deaf children and young people. It will give you a good understanding of how technology can support inclusion and independence. The modules are the perfect place to start learning about the technology available to help deaf children and young people in their education, work and life in general.

The modules are appropriate for all professionals working with deaf children and young people.

Each module takes about 30 minutes to complete. The Introduction to Technology module should be completed first and then you may choose whichever modules are most relevant to you and the deaf children and young people you work with. A certificate for proof of professional development is available for each module you complete.

 

Introduction to Technology

This module aims to improve awareness and understanding of the wide range of technology products available to deaf children and young people, what they do, how they work and the benefits they bring to the user.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • describe the key technology products and services available for deaf children and young people
  • explain how these products can support deaf individuals within various settings
  • recommend useful technology products to deaf children and young people.

 

Radio Aids

This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of typical radio aids and their use within setting such as schools.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • explain the importance and benefits of using a radio aid
  • name the main components of a typical radio aid and how it works
  • identify where a radio aid can be used and how it can be obtained.

 

Technology for Independence

This module aims to provide you with information about the technology and services available to support deaf children and young adults to live more independently.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • recognise the barriers that deaf young people face when living independently
  • identify technology products and services that can help a deaf young person to live more independently
  • describe how these work to benefit the user and encourage independence.

 

Hearing Devices

This module aims to develop awareness and understanding of the most common hearing devices used by deaf children and young people, what they do, how they work and the benefits they bring to the user.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • identify the three main parts of the ear and how these can cause different types and levels of hearing loss
  • name the causes of hearing loss and deafness amongst children and young people
  • identify the most common hearing devices available
  • describe how each hearing device works and how it benefits the user.

 

Cost

This module series is free of charge.

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

     

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for completing these modules.

Contact us

If you would like to speak to a member of the training team, please email [email protected].