COURSES AND IN-SCHOOL/COLLEGE LEARNING FROM DEAF MINDS EDUCATION
Our courses – designed to support the whole school/college community
Our specialist experience can support the education of school and college leaders and staff to be empowered to tackle mental health and wellbeing issues of both staff and students.
We are fighting for a future where all young Deaf minds are supported and empowered.
OUR COURSES & WEBINARS
Deaf Minds Education
Our courses support the professional development of school and college leaders and staff. Every Deaf Minds Education course, resource and support service, whether delivered online or in-school, is designed to provide the knowledge and tools needed to:
- Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing Deaf learners in mainstream education and learn how best to support them.
- Develop early intervention strategies to pre-empt and tackle issues around mental health and wellbeing, including depression and anxiety.
- Provide Deaf learners with the emotional bedrock needed to succeed in a ‘hearing learning environment’.
Access to Work (AtW) is an initiative from the Department of Works and Pension. The Deaf community as a whole have greatly benefited from accessing funding to ensure they are on an equal footing with their hearing counterparts.
This course looks at the ways people have exploited the system to benefit themselves.
The course has been designed to demonstrate and show the dangers of making fraudulent claims. At the completion of the course, participants will have a better understanding of the following:
- Have a better understanding of the process of making a claim.
- Have a knowledge of what is a legitimate and what is not a legitimate claim.
- Have a ‘tool kit’ that you can carry with you when working within the AtW domain.
- Recognise the possibility of a fraudulent claim before it is submitted.
- Know how to follow up a suspected false claim for AtW funding.
- …and much, much more.
Complex neurological disorders, including Dyspraxia, are often reported to be more prevalent amongst Deaf people, which is why we believe it’s important to cover these in the suite of courses and resources we offer.
Dyspraxia is a Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) which affects organisation and planning of physical movement. The essential feature is the impairment of motor function that significantly interferes with academic achievement or activities of daily living.
This easy-to-access online workshop explores several interventions you can put in place to support the needs of Deaf/SEN learners and is designed to help you:
- Gain a clear understanding of what Dyspraxia is and how it can affect the development of age-appropriate skills.
- Grasp the complex challenges facing Deaf learners who also display neurological disorders such as Dyspraxia.
- Put interventions in place to support the development of learners who are displaying common presentations of Dyspraxia.
Deafness itself is not a learning disability. However, as complex neurological disorders are often reported to be more prevalent amongst young Deaf learners. Accessing learning and clearly understanding what’s expected of them can be particularly challenging, especially if they are Deaf and have special educational needs. Naturally, this can impact on behaviour in the classroom – particularly amongst younger children at the Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS).
One of the primary ways to remove learning barriers amongst Deaf/SEN learners at this early stage in their educational journey is to introduce visual interventions into the classroom.
This easy-to-access online workshop explores several visual intervention strategies and is designed to help you:
- Understand the complex needs of Deaf learners who also display neurological disorders.
- Learn how to support positive behaviour in EYFS settings.
- Use visual signs and prompts to improve communication and promote positive behaviour.
Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Deaf learners in primary schools
Deaf children are more likely to suffer from mental health conditions in comparison to their peers. This training will enable staff to adequately support deaf children in mainstream primary schools by:
- Exploring the tools needed for children to manage feelings of stress and anxiety, including how to build resilience.
- Learning how to foster positive self-identity in both Deaf and hearing students.
Our mission is to bridge the gap between the hearing and the Deaf worlds with a view to reduce the frequency of mental health conditions and suicide within our Deaf community.
- We can achieve this by providing families and professionals with the guidance they need to fully understand the implications of being Deaf in a hearing world.
- We aim to support the wellbeing of Deaf children and adolescents by providing information and education to those supporting them.
ACCESSIBLE RESOURCES AND DEAF COURSES DESIGNED TO EMPOWER YOU TO UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT THE NEEDS OF DEAF LEARNERS IN YOUR SCHOOL/COLLEGE
Membership – giving you access to Deaf courses and webinars designed to help you support the educational needs of Deaf learners in your care
Access to courses and resources is completely flexible. You can choose to ‘pay as you go’ for on demand training or, to receive unlimited access for your school and college and become a member. 12 months membership costs just £500 and full membership provides both convenience and enhanced access for the whole school/college community.
We believe in cost-effective webinars, delivering budget friendly online seminars.
Delivered by Experts
Every webinar delivered by Deaf Minds Education is created and delivered by industry experts.
You can watch your video in your hub, any time after you purchase it.
Documents & Content
You will receive any supporting materials or resources mentioned in the course and webinar.