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Testimonials

The following testimonials are a selection of comments made by participants in their post-course evaluation, and impact statements 90 days after passing their course.

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The training has given me a greater awareness of the social and emotional impact of a hearing impairment, and a greater appreciation of the educational challenges hearing impaired students may face as a result of gaps in language, knowledge/abstract concepts. I also found the section explaining the different ways hearing losses are ascertained, and the biomechanics of the ear very interesting and it has given me greater confidence in the terminology I should use when describing a hearing loss or talking to a student with a hearing loss. Overall, I have found this course thoroughly interesting and would recommend it to any staff supporting hearing impaired students.

Teaching Assistant

Deafness (Hearing Impairment)

Really enjoyed this course and believe it has helped me to support pupils with hearing impairments. I have only been in this role for 6 months however this course has helped me gain better understanding and improved my practice within the classroom. A shame we couldn't meet face to face during COVID. Thank you for your support

Teaching Assistant

Deafness (Hearing Impairment)

Very informative and really makes you think about how much a visual impairment affects learning

Teaching Assistant

Vision Impairment FE

I am more confident to try other ways of helping children with hearing loss

Teaching Assistant

Deafness (Hearing Impairment)

On starting this course, I had little knowledge of visual impairments and although we do have students with a VI, I have not been directly involved with their support. I now feel I have a much better understanding of the complexities and range of conditions that affect a person's sight as well as how young people have overcome barriers to go on and achieve. I will be researching two particular eye conditions which relate to students at our college. I will also be reading their EHCPs and support needs. Both of these actions will improve the support I could give should I be required to work with those students. I will look at how we adapt lessons to make them more inclusive for students with a visual impairment and be mindful of the social interaction difficulties that are particular to a VI student. Lastly, the importance of promoting independence and seeing how this can best be achieved or improved has been highlighted by completing this course.

Teaching Assistant

Vision Impairment FE

My 'view' of Dyslexia has completely changed. I am keen to make changes in my school, along with the SENCo. and possibly obtain Dyslexia friendly school status at some point in the future.

Other Position

Dyslexia

I feel that this training has expanded my knowledge of hearing impairment and a hearing unit within a school setting. Also, things like what to do when working in a mainstream class with a deaf student, things like how you position both yourself and the young person. Even so much as how to stand at the board. It has been very insightful and I'm sure I will use things I have learnt during my work.

Teaching Assistant

Deafness (Hearing Impairment)

As SENCO I have a clearer understanding of the process I would like us to use to identify, assess and support learners at risk of Dyslexia. As several other members of staff from our school are also doing the training there will be benefits that we've had the same input and same points of reference. It will take a while before I can comment on how the training has impacted outcomes.

Senior Leader

Dyslexia

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