Browsing All posts tagged under »deaf education«

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

July 1, 2014


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. […]

Nick Sturley: The government should consider a radical overhaul of the Deaf education system

April 23, 2014


A recent survey, conducted by City University, London, has concluded that the education system is failing Deaf children in the UK. This survey claims that more than half of oral–deaf children struggle with their reading skills, as do hearing children with dyslexia. The latter often receive adequate support at school while a majority of the […]

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

March 19, 2014


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


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


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 […]

Jen Dodds: Growing up in oral education

September 20, 2013


A new school year has just started and kids everywhere are going back to school – or just starting it, like my son and his friends. That, and Andy’s great post for parents of deaf kids, has got me thinking about my own (deaf) education. I don’t mean to be negative, but er, it was […]

Andy Palmer: We made it through primary school

July 22, 2013


This Wednesday at 3:15pm, my son, William, will be walking out of Hampton Vale Primary School’s door for the last time.  He has thoroughly enjoyed being a pupil there (a school with no previous experience of teaching deaf children) for the last seven years. But it wasn’t ever our first choice of school, in fact, […]