Read: NDCS tips on tiredness in deaf children

Posted on February 9, 2016

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One of the most popular blogs on this site is Ian Noon’s article about concentration fatigue and how it affects deaf people.

Now, helpfully, the National Deaf Children’s Society have created a page of tips for deaf children, which can be read here.

Here’s an extract:

Tiredness and fatigue are common issues for deaf children. Here we explain why this is and how you can help your child.

Most people have times when they find concentrating hard work, such as when following someone who’s speaking softly, or when trying to make out a single voice in a noisy environment. Deaf children have to pay much more attention than children with typical hearing levels. This means they use more of their cognitive resources in listening, lipreading or following signed conversations, and have less energy for other things.

Deaf children may be more tired at the end of a school day than their hearing siblings or friends. This fatigue may have a significant impact on their learning and development.

“My 15-year-old daughter takes herself off to bed exhausted by 7.30-8pm on a school night.” – Parent

 

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