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Has your child just been diagnosed with deafness?

You may have a million and one questions, thoughts and worries swirling around in your head... Perhaps your child is the first person with...

Deaf refugee boy facing deportation

The family of a six-year-old deaf boy who fled Iraq because of death threats from extremists say they're devastated after being told they face...

The importance of Sign Language in early years

“It does not slow down your speech. Signing babies generally have better language capacity or language authority than babies who don't sign, because even though signing is physical, it's still a language. Whether it's manual or verbal is secondary to the point that you're learning to communicate your thoughts and ideas, learning to transmit your intentions to someone else and theirs to you.”

Countdown to Sign Language Week

The British Deaf Association (BDA) are currently in the middle of final preparations for their annual Sign Language Week. This year the week runs...

The Perfect Gift Guide for Deaf People

Got a deaf friend or family member? Unsure what to buy them this Christmas? Check out my inspiration guide!

Christmas Gift Guide for Deaf Children

Looking for the perfect Christmas present for your deaf child? Here are some ideas!
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Deaf children have language difficulties too

Our January edition looked at work being done in DCAL to increase knowledge about language difficulties among sign language users. Here, Joanna Hoskin tells...
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Keeping deaf children safe from sexual abuse

The NSPCC launched a video version of its successful Underwear Rule guidance this month to help keep deaf children safe from sexual abuse. The new...

A letter to… our child, who is deaf, for whom we have to make...

Extracted from The Guardian - 16 December 2017.  Forgive me, my darling girl, we are going to make a decision for you. It is a...
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The tables were turned

The emotional realisation of what life is like for her deaf daughter in a ‘hearing’ world is the subject of this powerful and moving...