Browsing All posts tagged under »deaf education«

Anonymous teacher: Deaf people should be listened to on Deaf education

May 11, 2015

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It’s common knowledge that deaf children’s literacy rates have still not made much progress since the changes in deaf education 30 years ago. Despite the technological advancements in audiology with cochlear implants, digital hearing aids, radio aids etc, deaf children are still not making progress on par with their hearing peers. Why not? The biggest […]

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

April 23, 2015

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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 […]

Anonymous: How my son benefited from accessing his education with skilled sign language support

March 29, 2015

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Every weekend, we are publishing popular articles from our archive, which you might have missed the first time round! Tell us which articles you think should be reposted by emailingthelimpingchicken@gmail.com Deaf children in education have a variety of experiences, and not all of them good. With national cuts to services, the NDCS campaigned hard last year to […]

Joseph Santini: Why critical literacy is so important for Deaf children

July 1, 2014

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A recent episode of Kitchen Nightmares had the host, Chef Gordon Ramsay, excoriating a family about its restaurant, Sam’s Mediterranean Kabob Room. The Chef initially asks the whole family to take turns pointing out why the business isn’t improving. It’s painful to watch. At this point, the father and mother start crying. It’s obviously a real breakdown. […]

Ian Noon: The biggest shake-up to deaf education in a generation. This is how we influenced it

March 19, 2014

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This article was originally published on the NDCS Campaigns Blog Last Thursday was a big day – Her Majesty decided to give her “royal assent” to the Children and Families Bill, thus turning it into the ‘Children’s and Families Act’. This Act sets out a whole new range of laws on special educational needs (SEN). […]

Andrew Arthur: I had a nervous breakdown at my deaf boarding school. Now it’s time to tell my story

October 22, 2013

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For years I have pondered whether to tell my story. For sure, it’s an unusual one. After an unsuccessful start at a private school, I rebelled (because I was being bullied) and got myself chucked out. Unfortunately for the bullies I tend to fight back, getting myself into hot water in the process. This was […]

Watch: Signs for a Good Education, from Human Rights Watch

October 21, 2013

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The blurb below this fantastic video says: Deaf children have a right to a quality education, like all other children, in a language and environment that maximizes their potential. In this video, in conjunction with a global conference in Sydney on equality for deaf people, Human Rights Watch shows some of the challenges faced by […]