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Deaf Awareness for Early Years Practitioners - CPD accredited, March 2021

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Online training for early years practitioners working with deaf children

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Do you want to feel confident in supporting children with a hearing loss in your early years setting?

Deaf children can do anything other children can do, given the right support from the start. Effective language and communication skills lie at the heart of their social, emotional and intellectual development.

Training overview

This online training has been designed to help you feel confident in supporting children with hearing loss, in your setting.

During this training you will learn what deafness is and some of its causes. You will also be able to describe best practices when communicating with children with a hearing loss.

You’ll leave able to use some basic signs and describe ways to use books and rhymes to support children with a hearing loss.

This training covers:

  • What is deafness?
  • What causes childhood deafness?
  • Technology
  • Using gestures and iconic signs
  • Using books with deaf children

Who is this online training for?

This workshops is designed for all mainstream early years practitioners.

How to join?

This will be a Zoom session. When you first join, you may be prompted to download Zoom which only takes a few seconds to do with a normal broadband connection. Full joining instructions will be sent to you prior to the event.

You can access these workshops on any compatible device. We would recommend you join via your computer or laptop to fully contribute through the day. You can join using a phone or tablet if necessary, however we cannot guarantee that all of the functions will work on these devices.

What do delegates say?

“…really useful and have already implemented some ideas…” Nursery Practitioner, 2019

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FAQs

Can I join using any device?

You can access these workshops on any compatible device. We would recommend you join via your computer or laptop to fully contribute through the day. You can join using a phone or tablet if necessary, however we cannot guarantee that all of the functions will work on these devices.

Do I need to do any prep before attending?

Yes, you will need to complete the mandatory e-learning module prior to attending the live webinar.

This will be available on demand and will take roughly 1 hour to complete. You will be expected to complete both sessions to complete the training.

We also ask that you complete a survey before attending.

Details of all of these will be sent to you in the pre-event information email, prior to the live event.

Do I need to book my own communication support?

No. If you require a BSL interpreter or captions please let us know and we will book it for you.

What if I need to cancel?

If you are unable to attend and need to cancel your place, please contact us at training@ndcs.org.uk. Refunds will be available as below:

If you cancel:

  • 7 working days or less before the planned date, you will be charged 100% of the total cost
  • 8-14 working days before the planned date, you will be charged 50% of the total cost
  • 15 working days before the planned date, you will not be charged.

Please note, if you cancel your place you will be cancelling both workshops. Cancellations and refunds are not available for individual workshops.

Do I need to be a member?

No, however if you'd like to become a professional member you can join for free. Our membership allows you to join our community of professionals who are supporting deaf children, young people and their families throughout the UK.

For more information and to set up your free membership, please visit us online.

Can I give my place to a friend or colleague if I can't come?

Yes, however you must notify us in advance, at least 3 days before the workshop takes place via training@ndcs.org.uk.

Can I share my log in details with a friend of colleague to join?

No. The log in details are for 1 person only.

There will be a registration period prior to the start of the event where we will be checking the name of those entering against the delegate list (names of those registered to the purchased tickets).

If your name does not feature on the list, you will not be allowed entry to the webinar.

If you have any further questions, please contact us via email at training@ndcs.org.uk or phone 0121 234 9832.

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