Deaf News: NDCS launches information resources in time for Deaf Awareness week

Posted on May 3, 2016



The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) has launched three new sets of information resources in time for Deaf Awareness Week for teachers, children and young people focusing on deaf awareness and communication.

For the first time deaf young people will be able to use new Personal Profiles to help  anyone teaching or working with them to support them in the best way.

New Look, Smile, Chat education resources have been updated for hearing young people to show the simple changes they can make to communicate well with their deaf friends; and new Mild hearing loss, major impact resources aimed at mainstream teachers are being launched to improve the classroom environment for a child with a mild hearing loss.

The profiles can be used at school, college, university, work or in other situations such as sports activities and health appointments, to help deaf young people become more independent.

Susan Daniels, Chief Executive at the National Deaf Children’s Society, said:

Good deaf awareness is needed for staff and students to ensure deaf children and young people do not miss out on important social interactions like group sessions and conversations with their peers in the classroom and the playground.  We hope these resources will enable deaf children and young people to obtain better support from their peers, their teachers and others around them.

All resources can be found here:

Personal Passports and Profiles

Look, Smile Chat

Mild hearing loss, major impact

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