Education of children with hearing impairment

  • Douglas Simkiss
    Douglas Simkiss PhD FHEA FRCP(Ed) FRCPCH is Clinical Director, Children and Families Division, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust & Honorary Associate Professor in Child Health, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK. Conflict of interest: none
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      Children with hearing impairments are educated in a variety of educational placements. To support their educational progress and ensure that appropriate provision is in place there are a number of key professional roles including special educational needs coordinators, teachers for children with hearing impairment and educational audiologists. There is also a variety of technology available to facilitate learning for children with hearing impairments.


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      Further reading

      1. British Association of Educational Audiologists –

      2. British Association of Teachers of the Deaf –

      3. British Sign Language resources –

      4. National Deaf Children's Society –