Deaf Awareness Training Collaboration with SHHELS

Deaf Awareness training provided through See Hear Highland Education & Learning Services (SHHELS) NHS Highland, their approach to Deaf Awareness training changes the marketplace. The highly informative resource, which is free, gives the learner tools to gain knowledge at their own pace.

The training provided by means of an interactive DVD, which is perfectly simple to use and easy to navigate your way through. The learner will gain essential skills and knowledge that will allow you to communicate and interact effectively and efficiently with Deaf, Deafened, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing individuals.

You will explore the differing issues and barriers faced by individuals, how you and your organisation can improve the environment and communications methods to reduce barriers.

The DVD is half an hour in total, which can be broken down in to manageable bite-sized chunks; it begins with a simple overview of the types of deafness and statistical information, leading on to “Do`s” and “Don’ts” in a given situation. Finally, there are some exercises to get you thinking about appropriate and non-appropriate conditions in relation to environment surroundings and body language.

Once the learner has completed the DVD, they will feel equipped to liaise with Deaf, Deafened, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing individuals in a professional and confident manner.

If you would like more information on how to access the Deaf awareness training for your organisation, please contact Jenny Liddell at jenny.liddell@nhs.net

The website for in-depth detail is: http://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/News/Pages/Highland’SeeHear’serviceslaunched.aspx