Deaf & Deaf/Blind Awareness Training

ISS will be delivering an Accredited Deaf and Deaf/Blind Awareness training.

This course is suitable for those who

  • wish to acquire basic knowledge of how deafness and deafblindness affect communication;
  • wish to acquire basic skills to facilitate basic communication with deaf people.
  • would like to further their career

To achieve the full Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication, learners are required

to achieve 2 units.

This is an accredited course, and the qualification is designed to equip the student with a basic knowledge of Deaf and Deafblind people. This includes the full range of Deafness i.e. Deaf, deafened, deafblind and Hard of hearing (HOH).

The student does not require any previous experience or knowledge

There are 2 units to this course, and each can be achieved separately

K101, this is a theory Unit - Deaf and deafblind awareness

Topics covered:

Types of deafness and deafblindness

Deaf and deafblind people’s preferred Communication methods

Acceptable terminology

Society’s attitude towards deafness,

How to avoid difficulties that affect deaf and deafblind people’s access to communication

Technical aids

Language Service Professionals (LSPs)

The national organisations that work with deaf and deafblind people

T101, this is a practical unit - Communication tactics with deaf and deafblind people

Topics covered:

Basic skills for communicating with deaf or deafblind people

Understanding of how and when a range of tactics can be used to communicate with deaf

and deafblind people.

For more information on the course please contact office@islandsupportservices.org or telephone 01983 551321

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