Category Archives: BSL / Deaf Awareness

Why MFL is good for children with SEN

A few days ago I read something that made me really angry. It was an article written by a parent about how the education system is letting her children down. At first I was sympathetic, and found myself nodding along … Continue reading

Posted in BSL / Deaf Awareness, Dyslexia / Dyscalculia, Languages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

▶ BSL – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – YouTube

I love this signed story of The Hungry Caterpillar. It’s so expressive, even people with very limited sign language would probably understand it. ▶ BSL – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – YouTube.

Posted in BSL / Deaf Awareness | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

VCOP display

Every classroom in my school has to have a VCOP display. In fact as a supply teacher I’ve been in a lot of classrooms, and every single one of them has had a VCOP display, so I’m assuming it’s something … Continue reading

Posted in BSL / Deaf Awareness, English, Languages | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tinnitus Awareness Week

I read on Twitter today that this week is Tinnitus Awareness Week.  An estimated 10% of the population suffers from Tinnitus and yet many people have never heard of it. To find out more about what it is, how it … Continue reading

Posted in BSL / Deaf Awareness | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Learn to Sign Week

This week is Learn to Sign Week. I spent 3 years learning BSL in Adult Education classes, and I’m lucky to work in an environment where I use it regularly, so my sign language is competent (although I need to … Continue reading

Posted in BSL / Deaf Awareness, Languages | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The impact of concentration fatigue on deaf children

I came across this post recently at limpingchicken about what it’s like to be a deaf learner. It’s a great insight into how difficult and tiring it is.

Posted in BSL / Deaf Awareness, Languages | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deaf Awareness Week – What Can You Do?

Today is the last day of Deaf Awareness Week 2013, so it’s time to look at how you can be more Deaf aware. First of all, to gain the attention of a deaf person, tap them lightly on the shoulder … Continue reading

Posted in BSL / Deaf Awareness, Culture, Languages | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment