Who is our service for?
Our specialist team of teachers of the deaf and support practitioners work directly with children and young people with a hearing loss aged 0-25 years. We support children and young people, their families and education providers by providing bespoke advice and support.
We offer different tiers of support depending on the child, family or school’s needs.
At a universal level, we can offer deaf awareness training and quality first teaching strategies. Our language specialists in conjunction with a Speech and Language Therapist also deliver ELKLAN, a 10 week accredited course on speech and language support for education professionals.
At a targeted level, we can provide small group projects. These groups have different focuses, for example, developing language and vocabulary, improving social communication skills, developing positive self esteem and deaf identity in addition to life skills work. Additionally, we have pre-school family support groups, training and acoustic environmental audits for schools.
At a more specialist level, we can assess individual need and provide bespoke advice and interventions where these are needed. At this level, we also look at different communication approaches to ensure that families are well informed about the choices available to them. For families requiring additional support in the home, onward referrals and assessments through Early Help Assessment Tools or Children and Families Assessments may be beneficial.