This course aims to bring understanding of and minimise the everyday barriers experienced between deaf people and the mainstream world.
It is suitable for those who:
wish to acquire a basic understanding and awareness of deafness and deaf people;
need to acquire the knowledge as part of a programme of study or professional development;
are studying for personal development with a view to future employment.
If you have never met a deaf person before or perhaps you work with deaf clients / colleagues and you feel you are not sure how to approach them or communicate with them, this course introduces the learner to basic-level knowledge and understanding about deaf awareness, what it means to be deaf, what can be done to improve access for d/Deaf people in society as well as a few basic but very useful sign language skills.
You are guided through this course with a series of document classes, video classes and quizzes. New material gets released upon passing quizzes and can be access anytime, anywhere and as many times as you wish to. At the end of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from BSLcourses.co.uk.
The list below are the topics and overall skills you will be learning on this course:
"D"eaf, "d"eaf and deafness - the differences
Causes of Deafness
Myths and Facts of Deafness
Types of Communication Support
Child(ren) of Deaf Adults (CODAs)
Famous Deaf People
Basic sign language skills: Fingerspelling (alphabet, A-Z) and Names
Basic sign language skills: Where from, Arrive how, How long
Basic sign language skills: Polite Conventional Signs (e.g., "Sorry, again please", "Thank you"
Maximum course duration (the course 'deadline') is one year from the date of enrolment. Extension charges are applicable should the student wish to continue after their deadline. Please see terms for more information.
Pricing (includes VAT and assessment fees, where applicable)