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The National Executive Officer and Magazine Editor, Mr Paul A Simpson can be contacted at 21, Keating Close, Rochester, Kent ME1 1EQ. Telephone number: 01634 202247

Other organisations
The Association of Communication Support Workers.
Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID
The Association of Sign Language Interpreters
Auditory Verbal UK is a national charity committed to the Auditory Verbal method of enabling hearing-impaired children acquire listening and spoken language skills.
British Academy of Audiology
British Deaf Association
Cued Speech Association UK.
The Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre is based at University College London and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). DCAL brings together leading Deaf and hearing researchers in the fields of sign linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience.
The website of Deafax
UK Council on Deafness works with and for deaf organisations in the UK by providing information, advice and support and by representing the views of the sector to government and policy makers. Membership of the Council is open to any Charity or Professional Body working in the field of deafness. The Council supports and celebrates the diversity of deaf people including Deaf, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people.Organisations that do not qualify for membership can affiliate to the Council in order to participate in our work. Members and Affiliates enjoyaccess to a range of benefits including information, networks, influence anddiscounts on publications and delegate fees. To find out more please contactus or visit our website at
Delta - Deaf Education through Listening and Talking
Disability Now - The UK's most comprehensive archive of disability information.
DESF is the Deaf Education Support Forum which comprises representatives of a range of organisations meeting at regular times through the year for the sharing of information, the pooling of expertise and the discussion of issues related to the education of d/Deaf pupils and students of all ages.
The Ear Foundation
The Ear Foundation's Sounding Board
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services.
British Association of Educational Audiologists
The Ewing Foundation works with Teachers of the Deaf and other professionals to help deaf children succeed in a variety of educational settings. They provide support in understanding the impact of deafness on learning, improving the listening environment, encouraging listening and speaking, developing appropriate strategies for delivering the curriculum effectively and managing audiological technology
The Examination Officers' Association (EOA) is an independent, non-union organisation whose role is to support the professional development of exam office personnel working in centres throughout the UK. BATOD has a partnership arrangement with the EOA
The website of Fédération Européenne des Associations de Professeurs de Déficients Auditifs (European Federation of Associations of Teachers of the Deaf)
Gabbitas is a leading provider of private tutors and residential tutors for families. Its two annual Gabbitas publications "The Independent Schools Guide" and "Schools for Special Needs" provide useful reference material for parents researching their options.
LIFEUK protocol used in the paediatric MHAS
ICAN - the charity that helps children's communication
National Deaf Children's Society
For Literacy Hour information and strategies - The National Literacy Association
A professional site providing live help, advice and job related information for SEN Teachers
Signature (formerly CACDP) is a UK awarding body accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) offering a wide range of high quality nationally recognised qualifications from basic to advanced levels. These include sign language and other forms of communication commonly used by Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deafblind people and in deaf awareness. Courses leading to Signature awards are provided at over 700 centres around the UK. Signature is also the registration body for Language Service Professionals, such as BSL/English Interpreters (England, Wales and N Ireland) and UK wide for Lipspeakers, Speech to Text Reporters and Deafblind Manual Interpreters.
This is a free online library of the best British children’s books presented in British Sign Language, animation, text and sound, designed to stimulate interest in reading, and boost language skills. This links directly to the page dedicated to teachers.
SignHealth – The Healthcare Charity for Deaf People.
British Society of Audiology
The Communication Trust is a coalition of nearly 50 voluntary and community organisations with expertise in speech, language and communication. The Trust aims to harness the collective expertise of our Consortium to support the children's workforce and commissioners to meet the speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) of all children and young people, particularly those with SLCN.The Trust does this by raising awareness, providing information and workforce development opportunities, influencing policy, promoting best practice among the children's workforce and commissioning work from our members. The Trust is advised by specialist advisors and works with a broader network of partners.The Communication Trust was set up in 2007 by children's charities Afasic and I CAN, with BT and Council for Disabled Children.
The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is a world leader, with a trained team of friendly and experienced advisers for anyone who experiences tinnitus or those simply seeking guidance or information about the condition.
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