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As well as developing skills in Makaton, British Sign Language or lipreading, our courses will help you gain confidence in communicating and managing hearing loss to participate again more fully in everyday life.

Communication Sign Language View details

This course will give you communication skills to support with Autism, Hearing Loss, speech difficulties, Downs syndrome It will also enable you to: have deaf awareness; recognise sign and symbols and be able to sign a basic conversation. You will be able to sign the alphabet; names of family and what they look like; describe animals; birthdays; time; jobs; transport; weather; food and drink.

Communication with Sign Language View details

This course will give you communication skills to support with Autism, Hearing Loss, speech difficulties, Downs syndrome It will also enable you to: have deaf awareness; recognise sign and symbols and be able to sign a basic conversation. You will be able to sign the alphabet; names of family and what they look like; describe animals; birthdays; time; jobs; transport; Weather; food and drink etc.

Confidence to Succeed (Deaf English) View details

Are you deaf? Do you use BSL? Do you want to improve your English and BSL? Come to the WEA Deaf Literacy class in Doncaster. BSL will be used throughout with a Deaf tutor. The course is intended for Deaf people who are BSL users. The aim is for Deaf students to develop bilingual skills so that they can participate in the wider society using BSL through BSL/English interpreters and English through pen and paper. Further, to use their smartphones as a communication tool. New students to the course will carry out initial assessments in BSL/Literacy which will indicate the level at which they are working. You will work towards group and individual goals. All goals will be monitored and assessed throughout the course and you will be given regular feedback on your progress.

Confidence to Succeed (Deaf Maths) View details

Are you Deaf? You BSL? Do you want to improve your mathematical skills in practical situations? Come to the WEA Deaf Numeracy class in Doncaster. BSL will be used throughout with a Deaf tutor. The course is intended for Deaf people who have not achieved Level 2 Numeracy and are BSL users. The aim is for students to develop mathematical knowledge, skills and strategies to use when solving maths problems. New students to the course will carry out initial assessments which will indicate the level at which they are working. All students will carry out diagnostic tests to identify their areas of strength and the areas that need to be developed. You will work towards group and individual goals. The individual goals will focus on areas that have been highlighted in your diagnostic assessment. All goals will be monitored and assessed throughout the course and you will be given regular feedback on your progress.

Introduction to British Sign Language - Pathways View details

British Sign Language (BSL) is used by around 70,000 Deaf people as their main or preferred method of communication in the UK. Come and learn British Sign language for a new experience, to gain new skills, as well as learning about the Deaf culture and community around you.

Level 1 Award in British Sign language View details

This course will enable you to take the Level 1 Award in British Sign Language offered by Signature, the leading awarding body for qualifications in Deaf and Deaf blind communication. At the end of the qualification, you will be able to: understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences in BSL; take part in simple, everyday conversations in BSL; give and follow simple directions or instructions in BSL; plus give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL

Lip Reading View details

This course will help people with an acquired hearing loss to communicate more effectively is informal and fun! Taught within a group of people experiencing similar challenges, not only will you learn from your tutor but you will become aware of self help strategies discussed by your peers. Each session will have a focus on a lip shape and a variety of exercises will be experienced with the objective of enabling the learner to identify the lip shape in running speech. During the course we will also refer to other organisations of interest and highlight equipment that might be useful to support your hearing loss.

Lipreading and Managing Hearing Loss View details

Learn to recognise and practice lipshapes, and to spot other visual clues to support your residual hearing which will improve your confidence and ability to communicate and take part in social activities . This is not British Sign Language, but it is a fun and friendly way to practice lipreading theory, other communication skills and coping strategies with others experiencing the same difficulties. Sessions are relaxed, learning at your own pace in a safe environment. Requires no special equipment, just a willingness to learn and have a go.

Lip-reading and Managing Hearing Loss View details

Develop lip-reading skills in a non-threatening and friendly atmosphere. This course will enable you to take a step-by-step approach, build your confidence and enable you to participate more fully in everyday life.

Lip-reading and Managing Hearing Loss View details

Develop lip-reading skills in a non-threatening and friendly atmosphere. This course will enable you to take a step-by-step approach, build your confidence and enable you to participate more fully in everyday life.