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’.
For all young people, entering adulthood can be a difficult time both emotionally and practically. For Deaf people though, these challenges can be greatly compounded and overwhelming.
This engaging online course is designed to help teaching professionals with Deaf learners in their care to better understand the barriers that their learners may face as they move beyond adolescence. It sets out to raise awareness by exploring several key challenges, including lack of specialised information, navigating higher education or work options, and dealing with imposed low expectations.
Informed by first-hand experience, the course has been developed to provide you with an inside view of the key barriers facing Deaf learners at this time. It sets out to help you develop tools to build their confidence and provide meaningful support by:
- Raising your understanding of the potential barriers facing Deaf learners as they transition to adulthood.
- Helping you support them as they move into higher education settings.
- Helping to ensure they have the life skills needed to make their way in the adult world.
- …and much, much more.
Children affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) can present a range of symptoms which may make learning more difficult. Typically, these can include issues with memory, attention span, communication, vision, problems interacting with others, and hearing. Any or all of these could be significant barriers to learning in school.
This easy-to-access online workshop is designed to help teaching professionals gain a deeper understanding of FASD and looks at:
- What FASD is and what areas of neurological and physical development it affects.
- How FASD presents in school and pre-school aged children.
- Other coexistent disorders which may be present.
- How FASD affects social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH), wellbeing and self-esteem.
- The difficulties that teaching and support staff may have with this when creating interventions for children with these presentations – especially those who are undiagnosed.
- Environmental and social strategies for inclusion.
- Transitions and progression for learners with FASD.
Many studies have found a lower level of attachment among Deaf learners who were born to hearing parents – especially those who used speech in their early communication.
This engaging on-demand online workshop has been created by an expert in the field to help teaching professionals gain a deeper understanding of Attachment Disorder and looks at:
- What Attachment Disorder is.
- When things go right, when things go wrong and risk hotspots.
- How children express the effects of insecure attachment.
- Emotional and social tasks and targets.
- Some supportive dos and don’ts.
- A range of attachment disorder presentations and some strategies and interventions to overcome them.
- A range of visual interventions for helping young people with attachment needs.
- Exploiting special interests to achieve positive results.
- Simplifying tasks and emotional and social situations.
- Relating to the child in a constructive manner.
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.