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Ready STEADI Chat – pre-school sessions with Dorset Health Service

Dorset Health service are offering drop-In sessions.  These are pre-bookable sessions for parents/carers who have concerns about their child’s speech, language and/or communication development. You will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns with a Speech and Language Therapist. The NEW easy access pathway to speech and language therapy for children who have not started school, will commence from the 17 April 2023. Continue reading →

Assisted Southampton Walk – Sunday 12th March

On Sunday 12th March See Southampton will be hosting an Assisted Tour of Southampton Parks.  The Guide will take walkers from Southampton Art Gallery, through the parks and streets, ending at God's House Tower near Town Quay. The walk is suitable for Wheelchair and Mobility Scooter users, Assistance Dogs are welcome and the tour guide will have a hearing loop system. Accessible walk map (click to download) The walk will commence at 11. Continue reading →

NDCS Map of Deaf Children Services

Have you ever wondered about services for deaf children in your area? The National Deaf Children's Society (NDSC) has compiled a map with information about services in each area.  You can view information about Deaf Services for Children in any part of the country. NDCS Map of Children's Services Link The NDCS are keen to ensure these services are maintained and improved. Continue reading →

BEARS launch event

BEARS is a virtual reality training programme for children and young people with bilateral Cochlear Implants. The BEARS launch event will take place at the Royal Institution Family Fun Day in London on Saturday 18 February 2923 @ 11 am (till 4 pm) Attend to learn about BEARS, get a free mini bear and have access to all the other family events at the Royal Institution. Continue reading →

Ideas 4 Ears – MEDEL search for young inventors

  We know children can come up with amazing ideas, so if you are aged 6-12 years old and have a brilliant invention bouncing around in that brain of yours, MEDEL would love to hear all about it. Last year 108 children from 28 different countries participated and sent in 86 invention ideas. From these entries, the best and brightest children with the top 13 worldwide submissions were chosen to win. Continue reading →

Learn British Sign Language Online with NDCS

National Deaf Children Society has announced information about several new courses for families to learn British Sign Language (BSL). There are: Baby and Toddler Sessions (0-3 years) Family with deaf young children (0-7 years) Deaf young people (8-14 years) As long as you have access to a computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection you will be able to access National Deaf Children Society online events. Continue reading →