RESOURCES

Please see below links to NDCS support information and also pdf’s with useful information for families. Select the link for the information you wish to access and this will take you directly to the NDCS website where you can download, read or print off the information you need.

 

Please be aware that once you have accessed 5 documents on the NDCS website, you will be asked to register with NDCS. This process does not take long and is well worth it as there is a host of information and support available that you may find useful.

HEARING LOSS

Understanding your child’s hearing tests:

Hearing Aids – Information for families:

My baby has a hearing loss – Support for parents of children age 0-2 years old:

Mild Hearing loss:

Going to the hearing aid clinic:

Ali gets hearing aids:

Cochlear Implants – A guide for families:

Chloe gets cochlear implants:

Glue Ear – A guide for parents:

Harvey gets grommets:

How radio aids can help – A guide for families:

EDUCATION

Choosing a school for your deaf child checklist:

Special schools for deaf children in the UK:

Creating good listening conditions for learning and education:

Supporting the achievement of hearing impaired children in early year’s settings:

Supporting the achievement of deaf children in primary schools:

Supporting the achievement of deaf children in secondary schools:

Supporting the achievement of deaf young people in further education:

Supporting the achievement of deaf young people in higher education:

Access arrangements for child’s exams:

Special Educational Needs (SEN) support – Meeting the needs of deaf children and young people without an Educational, Health and Care (EHC) plan:

How to appeal to the tribunal against a decision about your child’s special educational needs:

Personal budgets and special educational needs (SEN):

Know your rights: Getting support from your local council:

Phonics and the development of your child’s reading and writing skills:

Helping your deaf child to develop early maths skills – For parents with a 3-4 year old:

Helping your deaf child develop language, read and write – For parents with 3-4 year old:

Helping your deaf child to develop maths skills – For parents with a 5-11 year old:

Helping your deaf child to read and write – For parents with 5-7 year old:

Helping your deaf child to read and write – For parents with 8-11 year old:

GROWING UP

My Life My Health:

Supporting deaf young people through transition – successful transitions to adulthood for deaf young people:

Supporting your child in making choices (14 years+) in making choices about their education and future careers:

Parent to parent – top tips for parents of deaf teenagers:

This is my future – Leaving school? Find out what’s next for you:

 

COMMUNICATION

Communication with your deaf child:

Communicating with deaf children:

Helping your deaf child to develop communication and language – For parents with a 0-2 year old:

Supporting your deaf baby or toddler’s listening and speech development:

Deaf children and speech and language therapy:

British fingerspelling alphabet:

 

EARLY YEARS

Choosing child care for your deaf child - A check list:

Toys and play for young deaf children:

EDUCATION HEALTH AND CARE PLANS 

A parent’s guide to Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments and plans:

Contributing to an Educational, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment and the production of an EHC plan:

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE (DLA)

OR PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENTS (PIP)

Disability Living Allowance – A guide to filling in the claim form for deaf children under 3 years old:

Disability Living Allowance – A guide to filling in the claim form for deaf children over 3 years old:

Supporting your child with filling in the ‘How your disability affects you’ questionnaire (PIP2):

Appealing a disability living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decision:

Disability Living Allowance – revisions, appeals and supersessions:

 

WELFARE

What are you feeling? – A guide to help deaf children understand and identify their emotions:

Bullying – Advice for parents of deaf children:

You and your deaf child – A guide for fathers:

Me and my deaf brother and sister:

 

TECHNOLOGY

How Technology can help:

How to be safe and smart online:

Alerting devices:

Text relay services:

Using mobiles and smartphones when you have a hearing loss:

Enjoying TV:

Understanding wireless technology for hearing aids:

 

Communications Apps:

Smoke alarms:

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