It is recognised that poor communication within the home environment often leads to D/deaf children as well as D/deaf adults experiencing feelings of isolation, boredom, lack of self-confidence and low self-esteem.
Our Family Tactics Service addresses these problems by visiting families who have a D/deaf child or D/deaf adult at home. We assess the specific communication needs of the D/deaf child or D/deaf adult; and design support to address any problems which may be causing difficulties in communication within the family.
Some examples of the support we can provide include:
Deaf Awareness sessions to address specific areas within the family home - this could include basic issues such as appropriate seating or lighting.
Look at ways to improve communication within the family, which could include practical sessions such as clear communication, lip reading as well as basic BSL sessions for families of Deaf children & Deaf adults.
Support to D/deaf children to access local community groups & activities. Examples could include: basic Deaf Awareness sessions for Brownies or Cub groups, which could enable a D/deaf child to access local activities.
For more information on this service, or to make a referral, please contact us.
Good communication is really important for D/deaf members of the family.
As a starting point, we’ve put together some basic communication tips “ Do’s & Don’ts”, which we hope will be useful. DSN’s Family Tactics Service can offer more information and support, as well as practical sessions within the family home - so please contact us for more information on how we can help
You can also download this guide as a pdf here