Deafness is not a learning disability, as the NDCS routinely reminds us. However, the UK’s education system is not ‘failing’ children who are deaf, as this headline suggests. Rather, the infants’ education begins at home with their families, once their hearing difficulties are confirmed with a diagnosis and hearing-devices ideally accessed at the earliest opportunity. Children Born After 2006 Accessed UNHS
Audiologists have created a new app, ‘Early Ears’, for parents to test the hearing of the 20% of children who will have glue ear by the age of five, in addition to the 80% of children likely to experience glue ear by age ten. Video: App tackles issue of ‘glue ear’ in children The app,
Teachers of the deaf are usually tasked with developing their pupils’ English. The deaf preschoolers in this story are bilingual both in spoken English, and in their spoken family language at home (not every household uses English). Read: Being a teacher of the deaf at Clarke Mainstream Services This teacher runs a preschool whose pupils
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