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Raising a Deaf Child Facilitator Training

Photo: Learn what it takes to raise a deaf child

Are you a professional who wants to make a difference to deaf children and their families?

Raising a deaf child can be challenging with many families needing guidance to help understand the impact deafness can have.

Our one-day workshop will give you a wealth of ideas and strategies to improve the way you support parents and carers.

Book your place

Location: National Deaf Children’s Society, Castle House, 37– 45 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4LS

Time: 10am – 5pm

Dates: 18 March 2021

Tickets cost £95 and sales close on 11 March 2021. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions before booking.

Workshop overview

We use evidence-based strategies that deliver positive impact for families and deaf children.

This workshop provides you with the opportunity to practise new approaches. It is designed to teach you how to use our resource with parents and carers you support.

You will leave this workshop feeling inspired and confident to deliver our programme to the families you work with. We will provide you with all the plans, resources and evaluation tools you need. Enabling you to deliver and measure the impact of the programme.

Key themes

  • The emotional impact of parenting a deaf child on parents’ confidence and self-esteem
  • Developing good communication in families and with professionals
  • Raising self-esteem, resilience and confidence in parents and children
  • Behaviour management techniques

Who is this training for?

This workshop is designed for all professionals working with families of deaf children and young people.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these workshop dates, please contact us at [email protected].

Additional information

Meet the trainer

Sian Wilson has worked at the National Deaf Children’s Society since 2011 supporting families of deaf children and the professionals working with them. Her current role involves developing and delivering training to practitioners working with deaf children in the early years.

Sian has over 30 years’ experience of supporting children and their families, including six years in a Hearing Impaired department of a primary school and 11 years working in a deprived area in Wales as part of Sure Start.

Sian initially qualified as an NNEB and also has a degree in Childhood Studies. She has qualified with Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP) stage 2.

What do delegates say?

“Really great programme. I’ll certainly be recommending to colleagues”. Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

“Having the structure, resources for each session and even a rough script of what to say is brilliant.” Teacher of the Deaf

“Very useful course to inform my practice as a Teacher of the Deaf as well as a facilitator.” Teacher of the Deaf

“Discipline is always something I have been concerned about with my deaf child. The techniques discussed are very practical and easy to apply to life. The course is very reassuring.” Parent


What if I need to cancel?

If you cancel:

  • 20 working days or less before, you will be charged 100% of the total cost
  • 21 - 30 working days before, you will be charged 50% of the total cost
  • 31 working days before, you will not be charged.


Can't find a suitable location?
We can also deliver a bespoke workshop package, tailored to your organisation's needs and delivered at a location that suits you.

If this is more suitable, please enquire today or contact us at [email protected].