Pupils learn about deaf­ness

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - NEWS -

The Na­tional Deaf Chil­dren’s So­ci­ety road­show has been vis­it­ing Orkney.

The road­show stopped at Strom­ness Academy, North Walls School, Pap­dale Pri­mary School, Glait­ness School, Bur­ray School, Dounby School and Kirk­wall Gram­mar, de­liv­er­ing sup­port, advice and in­for­ma­tion.

The team held work­shops for deaf chil­dren, hear­ing friends and teach­ers and par­ents about the dif­fi­cul­ties deaf chil­dren can face.

The so­ci­ety also show­cased the lat­est tech­nol­ogy and equip­ment avail­able to deaf chil­dren. This ranged from flash­ing door­bells to Blue­tooth neck­loops that can make it eas­ier to lis­ten to mu­sic.

Jamie Chivers, an out­reach of­fi­cer for the so­ci­ety, said: “Deaf chil­dren can do any­thing other chil­dren can do, given the right sup­port. A visit from the road­show can make a real dif­fer­ence for a deaf child strug­gling with con­fi­dence, in­de­pen­dence or com­mu­ni­ca­tion and the more we can do to spread deaf aware­ness and in­for­ma­tion, the bet­ter.”

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