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Family Life with a Deaf Child


Family Life with a Deaf Child

Family Life with a Deaf Child:  An opportunity to share experiences and to develop strategies for family life as deaf children progress from infancy to adulthood. 

The event is open to families who have a deaf child or children (from birth to 16 years)

Key note: Jane Russell, University of Manchester, a Mother of deaf and hearing triplets will be talking about her study of parents of deaf children.

Issues and Discussions: Hilary Sutherland and Heather Pender (Deaf Studies Trust) introduce the topics:

Family Cohesion: daily interaction, life at home, deaf and hearing children

Family Well-Being: emotional and behavioural development, family management, health, nutrition, sleep

Impact from Deaf Education Processes: educational assessments/processes/parent-school interactions, deaf and hearing children in different schools

Resilience and Growth:   the future – the family through adolescence, employment, support in adult life

Interpreting (BSL/English) is provided

Entry free

Creche provided for £5 per child, third child free. Please ask for your child place in advance by email to

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Map The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, United Kingdom
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