Transition to Deaf Adulthood
This insightful online course is a must if you have adolescent Deaf learners in your care. The content draws from personal experience of transition and aims to help teaching professionals to raise their awareness of the educational challenges and personal struggles facing young Deaf people at this pivotal life stage.
About this course
An engaging and important online training resource developed for Teachers of the Deaf, CSWs, Support staff, Careers advisers and SENDCos.
For all young people, entering adulthood can be a difficult time both emotionally and mentally. For Deaf people though, these challenges can be greatly compounded. Many will experience significant barriers, including a lack of specialised information regarding higher education or work options, imposed low expectations from the professionals and adults supporting them and a lack of financial support.
This course sets out to help teaching professionals to better understand the difficulties facing Deaf learners during this time and support their learners in reaching their full potential as adults.
What does this ‘Transition to Deaf Adulthood’ course cover?
This engaging course draws from the personal experience of our Co-Founder, Shaun Fitzgerald, and has been created to provide with an inside view of the challenges that young Deaf learners face as they transition to adulthood. It aims to provide insight to support the development of effective support strategies and explores many aspects, including:
- Understanding the potential barriers facing Deaf learners who are transitioning to adulthood and learning how you can help them overcome these.
- Preparing students for college.
- Choosing post-16 options.
- Preparing for independent living.
- Life skills.
- Confidence building.
- …and much, much more
What outcomes can you expect from this course?
Completing this course will help you to: By the end of the course, you’ll have a greater understanding of the transition to Deaf adulthood and will:
- Feel more confident and enabled to help Deaf learners during this often-challenging period in their lives.
- Be better equipped to support your Deaf learners as they near adulthood by helping them navigate the pitfalls and difficulties they may face.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed specifically for teaching professionals including Teachers of the Deaf, CSWs, Support staff, Careers advisers and SENDCos. However, it is also open to anyone who wishes to expand or refresh their knowledge and gain valuable skills for supporting Deaf learners as they advance their educational pathways and transition to adulthood.
Who will you learn with?
Shaun Fitzgerald, Co-Founder of Deaf Minds Education.
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