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Testimonials

The following testimonials are a selection of comments made by participants in their post-course evaluation, and impact statements 90 days after passing their course.

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This course has given me a greater understanding and awareness of deafness and how better to support the children that I work with.

Other Position

Deafness

This course has helped me understand a lot more about deafness and what to expect and how to achieve things.

Advisory Teacher

Deafness

It has given me more of an understanding of the obstacles that a deaf person can have and the responsibilities of caregivers to make sure they understand each person’s individual needs and not just put them in a box. To treat every deaf person as an individual. It’s also great to know the technology that we will hopefully be getting in the school to make his life easier.

Other Position

Deafness

The training has help me to improve my knowledge of the behaviour strategies so I will be able to better support the children I work with (to get the class quiet, clap hands or a small count down). The course has taught me that a sanction needs to be explained to the child, they need to know what will happen, (e.g. I need you to complete your work in lesson or you will have to complete it at break time). I have also been more aware in the classroom since doing this training when I have praised a child. Sometime before, I may have just said 'well done or good work' and not actually said what was good e.g. 'what lovely handwriting, or that was a good question you asked'.
Because deafness is invisible, it is difficult to understand just how much it can affect a child’s day-to-day life and lifelong potential. However, it is accepted that deaf children are at educational risk. Parents, teachers, audiologists and other professionals should work together with the child, to understand the hearing loss and to advocate for their listening needs. This training provides information and resources about how deafness can impact listening, learning as well as the possible social impact of deafness. Thank you.

Teaching Assistant

Deafness

A child I am working with regarding attendance at school - this course has made me realise that the behaviours he shows all have meanings behind them. I will definitely change my approach with this child and apply some of the strategies I have gained on the course.

Teaching Assistant

Attachment and Trauma

I have been able to use a lot of information on dealing with my deaf student and his abilities, arranged for time out and quiet time, as I have understood the background noise issue and now appreciate how hard it can be. I have recommended this website to two friends who I used to work with, who are now in Primary schools and have put forward suggestions from this course, even something as simple as where to seat the learner. Thank you for extending the course for me, I am so pleased I was able to complete it.

Teaching Assistant

Deafness (Further Education)

This course has given me more knowledge and understanding of working with pupils with deaf pupils.

Other Position

Deafness

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