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Deaf and Hearing Impaired - Definitions and Glossary

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities: Teaching Support Team: Deaf/Hearing Impaired is often referred to as SEND TST D/HI. We are the service within Cumbria Children's Services that is staffed by Teachers of the Deaf ( TODs - additionally qualified teachers who are specially trained in…

Deaf and Hearing Impaired - ICT to Reinforcement Learning

Technology can be used effectively to support deaf children and young people in a whole range of ways. Benefits may be:   Supporting communication Alerting devices Assisting hearing Use of telephone Overcoming issue of background noise Promoting independence Stimulating talk and developing conversation skills. Learning and…

Deaf and Hearing Impaired - Information for Children and Young People

The National Deaf Children's Society is a national charity. Part of their website is dedicated to providing information for deaf children and young people aged 8-18. This is known as the buzz website- see link below. This provides information on a range of topics such…

Deaf and Hearing Impaired - Parents

SEND Teaching Support Team (SEND TST)  Deaf/Hearing Impaired are committed to offering support to both the children and families of the deaf children and young people we are involved with from ages 0-25 - as appropriate.. The role that parents and carers play is fundamental…

Deaf and Hearing Impaired - Policies

Maintained schools, academies, free schools, pupil referral units, non-maintained special schools, independent schools, sixth-form colleges, further education colleges all have a legal duty to provide a range of policies. Policies that may be of particular interest with regard to Deaf children might be: Special educational needs…

Deaf and Hearing Impaired - Resources and Materials

SEND Teaching Support Team (SEND TST) have a wide range of resources for supporting deaf children and young people…. from babies to young adults. These include resources supporting: Listening and attention Vocabulary development Grammatical development Speech articulation Pragmatics (use of language) Non- literal language Understanding…

Deaf and Hearing Impaired - Training

SEND Support Teaching Team: Deaf/Hearing Impaired, provide advice and training (where needed) as an integral part of meeting the individual needs of deaf children and young people in Cumbria. Via training we aim to raise capacity in schools and settings to promote the inclusion of…

Deaf and Hearing Impaired - Whole School Approaches

For information on whole school approaches to support deaf  children and young people, SEND Teaching Support Team (SEND TST) would recommend downloading the following free documents from the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS): Supporting the achievement of deaf children in Early years settings Supporting the…

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

The Disability Access Fund is to support access to early years free entitlement places for 3 and 4 year olds. It supports children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The intention of this funding is to support childcare providers in making reasonable adjustments to their…
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