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· If your child is diagnosed with a hearing loss then Audiology will refer your child to ASN Outreach Hearing Impairment Team where they will be allocated a Teacher of the Deaf. The Teacher of the Deaf is someone who will liaise with Audiology, the family and school to ensure that your child has access to what they need and is well supported in school. The Teacher of the Deaf can provide deaf awareness training in school to staff and share useful strategies for the classroom, they also support your child to build up their independence in using their hearing aids.

A Teacher of the Deaf can provide additional equipment such as Radio Aids to support the deaf pupil, as needed.

If you would like to speak to a Teacher of the Deaf, phone 01786 272333 or email asnoutreach@stirling.gov.uk

· NDCS (National Deaf Children’s Society) has a fantastic website which provides more information on a range of topics including diagnosis, language and communication choices, childhood deafness, your rights and ways to be deaf friendly. Their website is https://www.ndcs.org.uk/

· The NDCS have a section on their website for deaf children and young people aged 8 – 18. It has specific help and support, The Buzz (a website designed specifically for deaf young people) and information about days and weekends away with other deaf young people. You can access it here:

https://www.ndcs.org.uk/our-services/services-for-deaf-children-and-young-people-8-18/

· Forth Valley Audiology department can offer support. Their website is:

Audiology

 

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