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Deaf Aspirations wants to run a series of Inclusive courses for Deaf, Hard of hearing & Hearing people in 2021

Deaf Aspirations wants to emulate the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation’s vision by running a series of Inclusive courses for Deaf, Hard of hearing & Hearing people in 2021.
The following diagram helps to depict what is required to attain one’s Goals:

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What is a Car Loop – Graham Hocking

“What Is a Car Loop?” was filmed by Auralreactions with guest Graham Hocking who is very severely deaf and a Trustee of Deaf Aspirations demonstrating how he could easily listen to his car radio or passengers through a hearing loop.

“What Is a Car Loop?” was filmed by Auralreactions with guest Graham Hocking who is very severely deaf and a Trustee of Deaf Aspirations demonstrating how he could easily listen to his car radio or passengers through a hearing loop.

Jacqueline, his wife, and him were very impressed with this 1st video production. They thought the explanation was very clear and were very aware that a lot of work and effort had gone into this highly successful venture.

Please see the following links:

https://theauralreport.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/grant-awarded-from-seniors-secretariat-of-pei-2/.

https://youtu.be/Ca5cnPPCW64

Inspirational & Entrepreneurial Deaf & Hearing People

Friends for Young Deaf Aspirants

In memory of Denis & Eileen Uttley who did so much for FYD (Friends for the Young Deaf), Deaf Aspirations is setting up Friends for Young Deaf Aspirants (FYDA)

Deaf Aspirations is setting up the Friends for Young Deaf Aspirants in memory of Denis & Eileen Utlley who did so much for FYD (Friends for the Young Deaf) in the early days when they helped Morag Rosie & Evelyn Carter to create so many different opportunities for young deaf people to excel in leadership, management & educational training.

Read more about the lives of Denis and Eileen Uttley by clicking here.

Read Ken Carter’s FYD Testimonial by clicking here.

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Deaf Education: A New Philosophy

Research at NTID ( National Technical Institute for the Deaf) at the RIT(Rochester Institute of Technology, New York State) is shifting the way deaf students are being educated. Read on for more.

Research at NTID ( National Technical Institute for the Deaf) at the RIT(Rochester Institute of Technology, New York State)  is shifting the way deaf students are being educated. Recent research suggests that even with qualified interpreters in the mainstreamed classroom, educators need to understand deaf children learn differently, are more visual, and often process information differently than their hearing peers. See more from this important research from the following link- http://www.rit.edu/showcase/index.php?id=86

International

Life and Deaf – BBC Four

An immersive, experiential film in BSL about the deaf world, with its unique humour and culture.

International

Questions for WFD members – Deaf Street Children Rights

The WFD is writing a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about street children. Do you have experience working with deaf street children, or deaf children leaving school to join street gangs or mafia type groups?

The WFD is writing a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about street children.
Do you have experience working with deaf street children, or deaf children leaving school to join street gangs or mafia type groups?

We would like to learn from your experiences to inform our advocacy. You may wish to answer some or all of these questions:

  1. Why do you think that deaf children become street children? What are the risk factors and how can these be addressed?
  2. What do you think are good strategies and practices to prevent deaf children from leaving home/school and turning to the street and getting involved in street gangs?
  3. If deaf children do become street children, or involved in street gangs, what do you think are best practice intervention strategies to help and support these children?
  4. What recommendations should WFD make to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to help them to understand the situation of deaf children on the streets, and know how to best help them?

Your submission to WFD can be kept anonymous, or attributed to you or your organisation.
Please let us know how you wish to be named or not named in our submission.
We need any input you would like to make (written email or short sign language video) by Wednesday, 23 March.

 

Please see more on the WFD Website

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Millfield Experience 2015

Proud of their programmes, Millfield provides students with an all-round experience and a variety of activities each week.

The Millfield Experience 2015Millfield Enterprises provide students with an all-round experience. They are proud of their course programmes and to have a variety of afternoon academies, clubs, evening activities and excursions available each week.

Millfield Enterprises’ main focus is on providing students with high quality English lessons during their stay. All students attending their courses will study 15 hours of English tuition per week!

From their 14 years of experience running the Millfield English Language Holiday Courses, Millfield have developed the best techniques to enable them to cater for the needs of individual students.

The Millfield Experience includes:

  • High quality English language tuition
  • A great nationality mix
  • Fantastic facilities
  • An excellent reputation
  • It’s accredited to the British Council
  • They are a member of English UK and Quality English
  • Cambridge & Trinity Exam Centre
  • A superb social programme
  • Boarding School Accommodation
  • Excellent exam pass rate
  • Excellent staff to student ratio
  • A safe, welcoming school environment
  • Staff who are motivated and professional
  • High returner rate

For more information contact Mark Greenow – Director of Millfield Holiday Courses & Events.
Details are available at www.millfieldenterprises.com and www.englishholidaycourses.com

Deaf Aspirations, SpecialKidz and Decibels are planning to be involved with The Millfield Experience in 2016. Please contact Ken Carter for more information by email at ken.carter@decibels.org.uk, or by phone at +44 (0)118 931 3240 (work) or +44(0) 1491 576281 (home)

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Deaf Children slip further behind

“Deaf Children slip further behind as latest figures show drop in GCSE pass rates”- Hearing Times (Spring 2015)

Revolutionary Approach to Deaf Education?

Ken Carter who was a former Teacher/Lecturer of the Deaf, a parent of a deaf daughter, helped to set up Deafax, Deaf Aspirations, Specialkidz and just recently GOALS4LIFE (Global Online Assisted Learning & Support) intends to address this very unsatisfactory situation with the Department for Education and other bodies responsible. If this happens in England, how do other deaf children perform in the rest of the UK, Europe and worldwide? He, and other deaf and hearing colleagues, have spent a lot of time  trying to raise the levels of literacy ,numeracy ,communication & academic performance of deaf children through their respective educational enterprises but these results show up the inadequacies of Deaf Schools, Hearing Support Units, Teachers of the Deaf, Parents and other organisations associated with Deaf Education in England. When one considers that the majority of deaf children spend only about 25% of their education actually at school and 75% away from school at home (weekends/holidays etc.)this situation needs a “revolutionary approach” probably through increased use of technologies, creativity and outstanding mentoring/tutoring/teaching in and out of the classroom. Exploring Home Access & Out of School Activity programmes are essential. If these DfE statistics are correct, a new approach to Deaf Education to raise standards for the 64% ,whom the system fails ,needs to be urgently implemented.

Ken and his colleagues will be also promoting GOALS4LIFE (Global Online Assisted Learning & Support) which is soon becoming a company limited by guarantee/social enterprise as well as working with the Directors of Deaf Aspirations, Deafax and Specialkidz together with Professor Harold Johnson who is involved with www.deafed.net in the USA .

Comments are very much  welcomed from any of the readers….

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Deaf children slip further behind as latest figures show drop in GCSE pass rates Hearing Times Spring 2015