Coronavirus and support for deaf children
Please follow the links below for information for both parents and professionals covering issues such as school closures, access to hearing aid repairs and batteries, and supporting deaf children during the spread of coronavirus.
|We are a team of specialist teachers, known as Teachers of the Deaf. (Teachers of the Deaf are qualified teachers who have done an additional qualification; diploma or master degree, in deaf education.) A Teacher of the Deaf helps to support professionals, as well as working individually with children.
Level of Support
Hearing loss ranges from mild to profound and can be permanent or temporary. Some children with a hearing loss require little or no support at school while others may need intensive support for communication and learning for all of their education. The level of support offered to each child and family is based on the child’s needs in relation to their degree of deafness, their stage of development and the knowledge and support that they have around them. We use the NATSIP (National Sensory Impairment Partnership) eligibility criteria to determine support levels. The support categories are:
The majority of children are referred to the service by Health: ENT consultants or paediatric audiologists. However, we also take referrals from schools if they have any concerns regarding a pupil’s hearing. We do request that parents who are concerned about their child’s hearing should visit their GP to request a hearing test before a referral is made to us.
Support on offer: