These are convenient, accessible and can be accessed at anytime.
These sessions are presented by RIDBC staff and external experts in the field.
All of these sessions also can be used for accreditation purposes. Each course will clearly state what accreditation is available for each course.
Up to 40% of deaf children are likely to have an additional difficulty and we also know that the presence of an additional difficulty is shown to impact negatively on outcomes from cochlear implantation
Many factors influence the progress of deaf children: age at diagnosis, age at fitting of hearing aids or implants, the presence of other difficulties for example.
For deaf young people, most of whom are in mainstream education, the lack of a peer group can be important, and the challenges they face become greater. At school, there may be greater demands upon them, with expanding language and curriculum demands, and providing support while promoting independence challenging.
Today, in most developed countries, newborn hearing screening means that the diagnosis of deafness takes place in the first few weeks of a child’s life. Over 95% of deaf children are born to hearing parents, and this comes as completely unexpected.