Browsing All posts tagged under »deaf children«

Bianca Birdsey: How sign language helped my girls think, reason and express themselves

August 12, 2015


Language. Think about that word. What are other thoughts that automatically pin themselves to this collection of letters that give it any meaning to you? As you ponder for a few minutes…that mind map of little clouds and arrows grows and expands – what fills those little thought clouds? “Words”, “English”, “Speech”? How about “A […]

Deaf News: NDCS says new Special Educational Needs system could leave Deaf children without vital support

June 13, 2015


New Government figures have raised fresh concerns that changes to the system of guaranteed help for children with special educational needs is leading to a reduction in support, the National Deaf Children’s Society says. This is despite reassurances given by Government Ministers that the recent reforms would not make it more difficult for children to […]

Emily Howlett : 12 hilarious things I’ve seen children say about being deaf (BSL)

May 21, 2015


There’s plenty of doom and gloom around at the moment. It’s easy to get swallowed up in it all, and feel as though everything you see is negative. Fortunately, there’s also plenty of small children whose timely comments can punch through the despair and leave you smiling again. Or doubled over with laughter. To watch […]

Ian Noon: Welfare and deaf children – a review of the past five years

April 26, 2015


Continuing our series of blogs on what’s changed over the past five years in relation to deaf children, this blog looks at welfare policy. From DLA to PIP One big change to affect deaf young people is the replacement of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for those over 16. Both DLA […]

Ian Noon: Audiology services for deaf children – a review of the past five years

April 25, 2015


Continuing our series of blogs on the upcoming election, this blog takes a look at the government’s record on health and audiology services in England. What’s changed? One of the big changes over the past five years has been the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It’s fair to say that this got a rocky […]

Ian Noon: Education for deaf children – a review of the past five years

April 23, 2015


Apparently, there’s a big general election coming up on the 7thMay. One of the factors that voters may be taking into account is the coalition government’s record over the past five years. But in terms of support for deaf children, what do we know about what’s changed? With this in mind, the NDCS campaign blog’s […]

Deaf News: Figures show only 36.3% of deaf children achieve national GCSE benchmarks

January 30, 2015


Only 36.3% of deaf children in England have left secondary school having hit national GCSE benchmarks, according to the Department of Education (DfE) figures released today. This compares with 65.3% of their hearing classmates, highlighting a disturbing widening gap. Alongside these results, a recent report issued by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) on behalf […]