Free NDCS resources that can help your child’s development and education during their infant years

Brian Gale, Director of Policy and Campaigns

Brian Gale, Director of Policy and Campaigns

Most NDCS resources are free but remember you have to register as a member of NDCS to get some of them. Membership is free and joining up is easy. Some of the links below will take you to the membership page. Once you have registered or signed in the link will take you to the document you want. You can also order any of the resources below by contacting the NDCS helpline.

Helping your children to read and write 5-7 years

Helping your deaf child to develop language, read and write (3-4 year olds): Although for the early years some of this may be useful for children aged 5 to 7 particular those aged 5.

Helping your children with maths 5-11 years

Helping your deaf child to develop early maths skills (3-4 year olds): Although for the early years some of this may be useful for children aged 5 to 7 particular those aged 5.

Starting Primary School: Guidance on choosing a school and preparing for the start of school

Supporting the achievement of deaf children in primary schools: This guidance is for teachers. You may want to see what advice we are giving and ensure that your child’s school has a copy and encouraged to read it.

Deaf children and bullying: Guidance for parents and professional

What are you feeling? A guide to teaching emotional literacy in the classroom: This is a tool for teachers to work through with children to help them expand their emotional vocabulary so that they can understand and identify how they feel

View our film clips on the role of a Teacher of the Deaf and the Educational Psychologist.

Hearing technology

Our audiologist gives step-by-step instructions on how to keep your child’s hearing aids in good working order. There are 3 short videos lasting 3 or 4 minutes covering , how to change the tubing in hearing aids, how to look after hearing aids and how to manage whistling in hearing aids

NDCS’s offers you a free loan of radio aids for 3 months to see if it is suitable for your child

Family Weekends

 NDCS runs pre school family weekends where parents get together to discuss their experiences and learn about the impact of deafness and how they can help their child’s prepare for school

Information on SEN Reforms: For information on the changes to special education needs and the implications for deaf children. Also information on the Equality Act

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