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Supporting Achievement Through Technology

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please be advised that we have cancelled all events up until 31st May 2020, following recent developments with the coronavirus in the UK. We will continue to monitor developments and follow up-to-date government guidance. We aim to hold training events as planned after the 31st of May 2020 where possible (subject to government guidance). For all future and current events that are cancelled, we will offer you a full refund or a place on an event later in the year, according to your choice.

Photo: Learn about assistive technology products and how they can help.

Are you a health or social care professional working with deaf children and young people? Do you want to learn more about assistive technology and how it can help their development?

This one day interactive workshop will teach you what assistive technology products are available and how they work with hearing devices. Helping you find solutions to issues deaf children and young people might encounter.

Join us at our upcoming workshop on 3 April 2020, in London.

Book your place

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

Time: 10am – 5pm


This event is free of charge. Bookings will close at 5pm on 25 March 2020. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions before booking.

Workshop overview

Children and young people with a hearing loss often think their healthcare professionals are experts on assistive technology. They look to them to provide answers to questions, such as ‘What can I use to listen to music like my friends?’ or ‘How can I make phone calls independently?’.

This one day workshop is designed to help you feel more confident in the support you provide. It will focus on using technology, combined with real-life examples and literature.

You will learn how technology can solve common communication, inclusion and independence issues. And understand how it can promote social, cognitive and academic development.

The training covers

  • Hands-on experience using technology
  • Listening in background noise
  • Academic and cognitive development
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Case studies
  • Headphones and speakers, radio aids, alerts and alarms, streamers

Who is this training for?

This workshop is designed for health and social care professionals working with deaf children and young people.

Meet the trainer

Kim Hagen has worked at the National Deaf Children’s Society since 2017 as a Technology Research Officer. She supports families of deaf children and the professionals working with them. Her role raises awareness of the latest technologies, how they can help in everyday situations and provide solutions to issues deaf children and young people may face.

Kim has had a moderate hearing loss since birth. She holds a PhD in social sciences and combined her interest in the social consequences of hearing loss and working with children. This led her to the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Kim actively provides information about technology for deaf people on twitter, @hag_kim.


What if I need to cancel?

If you cancel, please let us know as far in advance as possible. This will ensure we can give you place to someone else.