DEAF MINDS EDUCATION

Courses and webinars

Our tailored courses are based around current research and have been developed in-line with research from professional leaders in Deaf Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Our preventive work can do more than reactive services, giving all Deaf children the social and emotional bedrock they need to succeed educationally by pre-empting causes and creating strategies to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Dyscalculia: Colour, Context, Concept and Concrete

Dyscalculia: Colour, Context, Concept and Concrete

For many years, educators, who work with Deaf and hard of hearing students, have expressed their concern about their students not processing in academics as their peers. Many Deaf learners have difficulty understanding the concepts of mathematics, which makes it challenging to do well in school. This informative workshop has been developed to help SENDCos, teachers and school leaders to develop strategies for learners with Dyscalculia, including those who are Deaf, as part of a broader neurodiversity intervention programme. This workshop has been designed to help you:

  • Understand what Dyscalculia is and how to define it.
  • Develop awareness of other coexisting disorders which may be present.
  • Conceptualise symbols in maths.
  • Make the maths lesson accessible.
  • Use colours to make conceptual connections.
  • Investigate and evaluate a range of concrete resources to help contextualise maths.
  • Use technology and online maths games.

1hr 19min on-demand video
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This invaluable on-demand workshop has been developed to support SEND teachers as part of a graduated approach to teaching young learners with diverse neurological needs.

During the workshop, SEND specialist, Andrew Whitehouse takes you through the background of the condition and briefly introduces the interventions you can implement to support the needs of learners with ADHD.

It offers structured guidance on:

  • How to approximately calculate the attention span of a child with ADHD and related conditions.
  • How to extend the attention span of a learner with ADHD by using special interests.
  • The difference between an attention seeking and an attention needing behaviour and how teaching professionals can effectively intervene.
  • Effective strategies for assisting learners with ADHD in completing tasks.
  • Assisting with difficulties such as short-term memory and organisational challenges.

43min on-demand video
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Scam Awareness for Deaf people

Scam Awareness for Deaf people

We’ve developed this valuable on demand video at a time when online, text and telephone scams seem to be, sadly, ever more prevalent.

This course has been specifically designed for the Deaf (or hearing individuals who are supporting them) and aims to raise your awareness of scams and mitigate the risk of becoming a victim.

This engaging course will live on 2nd of November 2020 at 1pm and FREE to access online. After 2nd November 2020, the course will be available to download anytime for £30.00.

The course has been designed to:

  • Help you gain an understanding of the different types of scam, including phishing, vishing and smishing.
  • Help you recognise a scam.
  • Signpost you to the best people to talk to if you feel you’ve fallen victim to a scam.
  • Show you how to report a scam.
  • Provide you with tips to avoid scammers.

1hr live event
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University Teachers of the Deaf: Stress Reduction

University Teachers of the Deaf: Stress Reduction

This engaging online course has been developed to help university teachers of the Deaf to understand and recognise stress associated with HE settings and develop strategies to reduce it by managing pressure, increasing energy levels, improving sleep and boosting overall wellbeing. This course has been specifically designed to help you to:

  • Understand the cause and effect of stress.
  • Identify stress triggers.
  • Raise your awareness of strategies to manage negative stress and learn how to spot signs of stress in yourself and those in your care.
  • Manage workloads to help reduce stress.
  • Increase physical, energy, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.
  • Heighten your self-awareness.

18min on-demand video
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Stress Reduction and Mindfulness for Parents and Carers of Deaf children

Stress Reduction and Mindfulness for Parents and Carers of Deaf children

This course has been particularly designed for parents and carers of Deaf children who require increased stamina and energy on a daily basis. It’s also suitable for any adult seeking to learn about stress reduction in BSL and provides support and strategies to make a difference to everyday life. The aim of this course is to raise your awareness of how stress negatively impacts you and addresses this with practical 15-minute exercises which will help you:

  • Reduce stress and develop daily stress reduction practices.
  • Recognise the demands placed upon you when parenting a Deaf child and develop strategies to manage these.
  • Increase physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.
  • Achieve greater self-awareness.
  • Increase understanding of mindfulness and its benefits.

2hrs 3min on-demand video
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Stress Reduction and Mindfulness for Teachers of the Deaf

Stress Reduction and Mindfulness for Teachers of the Deaf

This engaging course has been developed to support the mental wellbeing of Teachers of the Deaf. It aims to help those responsible for meeting the needs of Deaf learners to reduce the increased stress levels often associated with working in emotionally challenging educational settings by:

  • Developing an understanding of the benefits of mindfulness.
  • Promoting scientifically proven benefits and uses for practising mindfulness.
  • Cultivating self-awareness.
  • Remaining centred during times of stress.
  • Developing strategies to deal with difficult emotions.
  • Creating a mindful outlook.

1hr 47min on-demand video
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Bereavement Preparation for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Bereavement Preparation for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

This informative workshop has been developed to help SENDCos, teachers and school leaders to support young learners during, or leading up to a period of bereavement. It offers guidance on facilitating effective strategies and interventions, during what is likely to be one of the most emotional events in the life of a child with SEND.

It’s specifically designed to equip school communities to support the complex emotional needs of children with SEND by:

  • Helping them cope with or prepare for the death of a loved one.
  • Developing a sensitive support strategy that reflects the way that EYFS learners with SEND process complex and upsetting events in their lives.
  • Supporting the emotional needs of learners in your care during what will be an extremely difficult time for them.
  • Creating a caring environment which ensures good mental health is safeguarded during or leading up to the process of bereavement.

53min on-demand video
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Deaf Awareness for Parents and Carers

Deaf Awareness for Parents and Carers

Parents and Carers of Deaf children often find it challenging to fully understand the complexity of Deaf culture and in many cases struggle to communicate with Deaf, Deafened or Hard of Hearing children in their care. This training will enable parents and carers to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of communication barriers and develop the skills needed to overcome them.
  • Learn key skills for communicating effectively with a Deaf individual.

1hr 7min on-demand video
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Promoting Positive Behaviour and Positive Behavioural Support (PBS)

Promoting Positive Behaviour and Positive Behavioural Support (PBS)

With figures suggesting that around 2-4% of Deaf children are also autistic, this course has been developed to promote successful inclusion of learners with neurological conditions such as Autism, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, ADD and related disorders.

This easy-to-access online workshop focuses on Promoting Positive Behaviour and Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) and has been designed to help teaching staff to:

  • Recognise the causes of challenging behaviour in the classroom, investigate the triggers and implement preventative interventions.
  • Develop strategies to address communication issues.
  • Use simple ICT to aid learning.
  • Improve learning environments (linked to sensory issues) and using visual communication tools to aid behavioural social and emotional understanding

49min on-demand video
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Raspberry pi; an introduction

Raspberry pi; an introduction

The Raspberry Pi is a revolutionary series of small single-board computers developed in the UK to promote teaching of basic computer science in schools.

Due to its low cost and compact size, it is now being harnessed to teach learners of all abilities, including those who are Deaf, computing and web design and improve their educational and employment outcomes. This engaging online workshop will help teaching staff to:

  • Understand the opportunities that Raspberry Pi presents to all learners, including those with a hearing impairment.
  • Get started with Raspberry Pi by providing step-by-step guidance.
  • Support the future employment prospects for all learners, including those who are Deaf, by teaching ‘high demand skills’ such as programming in an accessible way.
  • Enrich computer science pathways and widen future opportunities for learners, particularly those with special educational needs.

46min on-demand video
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Gifted, Talented and Able

Gifted, Talented and Able

This informative, effective, and enjoyable workshop has been designed to help you engage learners who may be Gifted, Talented and Able, instilling a deeper understanding and giving you the confidence to create interventions to improve educational outcomes. This course has been created to help teaching staff, support teams and SENDCos to:

  • Identify learners who may be Gifted/Talented/Able.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the needs of young people who may be Gifted/Talented/ Able.
  • Develop a range of strategies to support the learning of young people who may be Gifted/ Talented/Able.
  • Better understand the needs of individuals who may be Gifted/Talented/Able.

58min on-demand video
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Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA)

Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA)

PDA is a condition which is part of the autism spectrum and the prevalence of autism is notably higher in Deaf learners than in hearing learners. This training is designed to help teaching and support staff to understand the fundamentals, including how learners with PDA are likely to communicate differently to neurotypical learners. This course will help teaching and support staff to:

  • Understand the needs of individuals with PDA and the associated impairments.
  • Create differentiated, age and level appropriate interventions.
  • Adapt the sensory environment to meet the needs of individuals and groups of individuals.
  • Create effective behavioural interventions and strategies.
  • Support Deaf learners with PDS to reach their full potential.

3hrs 39min on-demand video
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Autism Communication

Autism Communication

With the prevalence of autism being notably higher in Deaf students compared to hearing students, this course will help teaching and support staff gain a broader understanding of the connection between Autism and hearing loss by:

  • Improving knowledge of Autism and the 4 areas of diversity: Communication, Social and Emotional Understanding, Sensory Differences and Flexible Thinking.
  • Developing a deeper understanding of the Autistic spectrum disorders which often affect Deaf learners.
  • Gaining an understanding of visual learning, a key intervention when teaching Deaf learners.
  • Developing strategies to communicate with Autistic learners.

1hr 9min on-demand video
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Stop, Think, Communication

Stop, Think, Communication

Deaf children are more likely to develop depression and anxiety compared to their hearing peers. This course offers advice to families and professionals on how to improve communication with Deaf children by:

  • Helping you develop a better understanding of the communication needs of Deaf children.
  • Teaching skills in British Sign Language to create tools for effective communication.

40min webinar
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Deaf Minds Education: Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Deaf learners in secondary schools

Deaf Minds Education: Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Deaf learners in secondary schools

The transition to secondary school can be stressful for any child, even more so for Deaf children who may be concerned about how they will fit in to a new mainstream environment where they may be the only deaf child in the school.

Research has shown that 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 secondary schools by:

  • Exploring the tools needed for children to manage feelings of stress and anxiety, including how to develop empathy skills in both staff and students.
  • Understanding the different types mental health conditions that could be affecting students, including Deaf anxiety.

Click here to receive priority notification of the next available Deaf Minds Education: Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Deaf learners in secondary schools course

1hr on-demand video
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Deaf Minds Education: Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Deaf learners in primary schools

Deaf Minds Education: 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.

Click here to receive priority notification of the next available Deaf Minds Education: Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Deaf learners in primary schools course

1hr on-demand video
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