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2017 Dates for Deaf and Deafblind Awareness Training

This 2-day course is a practical and nationally accredited course that will bring benefits to your clients and your organisation right from day one. This course will help you to have a better understanding of deaf people, their language and communication needs. It will show you can help break down the barriers for deaf people in practical ways which cost nothing, whilst making your service more accessible not only to deaf people, but anyone who has a communication difficulty or for whom English is a second language. Using DVD presentations, fun activities and group interaction to reinforce the factual content, this course is of practical value to all agencies serving the public and an invaluable part of individual continuous professional development.

30th & 31st January 2017 28th & 29th August 2017
27th & 28th February 2017 25th & 26th September 2017
27th & 28th March 2017 23rd & 24th October 2017
24th & 25th April 2017 20th & 21st November 2017
29th & 30th May 2017 18th & 19th December 2017
26th & 27th June 2017  

Course Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm on both days

Location: Tayside Deaf Hub, The Old Mill, Taymills, 23 Brown Street, Dundee, DD1 5EF. Please note there is no on-site parking, but ample parking is available across the road at The Brown Street Mosque for £4 per day.

Cost: £135 per person inc. exam fee, lunches, refreshments

Course Content

  • Language choices and differing cultures of deaf people
  • How common is deafness
  • Over coming barriers, improving attitudes
  • What does deafness mean and the correct terms to use
  • Tinnitus and help available for Tinnitus
  • Barriers to communication
  • Communication tactics
  • Hearing Aids and technology which helps
  • Professional communication support for deaf people

Building on over 15 years experience of delivering training on deaf issues, since January 2015 we have trained over 300 people and a 100% pass rate has been attained by those sitting the assessment for the 2-day course. The courses have been extremely well received and below are some comments made by attendees:

  • Really useful, thanks! Good balance between information and interactive sessions.
  • Very interesting, fun & learnt a lot. Thanks.
  • Excellent presentation and information given at a level to keep all attending interested.
  • This course has been fascinating – extremely beneficial for work and personal life.
  • Best training I have attended. Thank you very much.
  • Very informative 2 days – everyone should go.
  • Very interesting. One of the most enjoyable CPD training sessions I have done.