Browsing All posts tagged under »deaf children«

Deaf News: Deaf teenager wins prestigious award then donates £500 prize to deaf kids charity

April 17, 2014


A deaf teenager from The Wirral has won a prestigious award for her work in raising awareness and campaigning for deaf children and then donated her £500 to charity. Bethany Eason, aged 16 and a cochlear implant user, was nominated by her Head Teacher for the Rotary Club Young Citizen Award because he was impressed […]

Melinda Hildebrandt: I watched my daughter embrace the visual communication that helped connect her to people

November 14, 2013


Nobody ever thinks that you’re going to send your child to a special school. You know, you don’t wake up and think to yourself, I really hope my child gets into a special school. That’s just not how we are is it? I think I’ve changed. – Sara James (‘A Place for Us’, Australian Story, 12 […]

Andy Palmer: I want to see a deaf footballer in the Premier League

November 12, 2013


I got involved in deaf football coaching when I noticed that there were no other deaf players in the local football league division that my son played in. No other deaf players on any opposing team all season. That’s not right? I thought. I knew that there were hundreds of deaf children in the area but […]

Melinda Hildebrandt: Why I’m trying to give my daughter access to the Deaf community

October 31, 2013


I am reading Andrew Solomon’s brilliant Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity at the moment. It’s about how families cope with having a child with a disability (mental, physical, social) and the loaded choices that sometimes result in crises of identity and domestic turbulence. Naturally I jumped ahead to his chapter on deafness […]

The Secret Deafie: “I learned long ago that only other parents of deaf children really understand me now”

October 29, 2013


The Secret Deafie is a series of anonymous columns written by different writers. Today a parent shares some of her feelings about bringing up her deaf daughter.  Ten years ago, my heart was broken. It was when I discovered that my only daughter was deaf. I don’t exactly remember how I felt at the time, […]

Deaf News: Children’s debate on BBC Parliament today WILL be subtitled

October 17, 2013


Today’s debate about cuts to services for deaf children will be subtitled live on BBC Parliament, a BBC source confirmed last night. Ordinarily, only a few hours of Parliamentary debate every day or the big debates are subtitled but the kids debate today is going to be an exception to the norm and, I am […]

Ian Noon: Tell your MP to turn up for the debate on deaf children’s education

October 14, 2013


After 18 months of campaigning and 50,000+ petition signatures, MPs have agreed that concerns over cuts to funding to support for deaf children are so serious that Parliament should debate them. Deafness is invariably described as the invisible disability. The needs of deaf children too often get overlooked. Well, not on Thursday. This isn’t going […]