Resource | 19.02.2024 | By Teresa Quail

4b. Emotional and mental health

Deaf Children and Young People (DCYP) and their families

  • are supported to have a positive view of their/their child’s deafness
  • develop an awareness of accessibility within different contexts resulting in isolation or exclusion
  • are given opportunities to be in contact with other families and DCYP and their families
  • know about the range of support groups available
  • know about local and national resources for DCYP and their families
  • develop their sense of self and deafness as part of who they are
  • are supported to develop their awareness of what good mental health looks like and some potential difficulties associated with deafness
  • are supported to explore feelings around successes and perceived failures
  • are supported to explore potential areas of difficulty, eg transition and how to approach these
  • develop appropriate vocabulary for expressing feelings
  • are signposted to the relevant sources of support and organisations regarding mental health.

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Section 1  Deaf identity

Section 2 Communication, language, and literacy

Section 3 Understand access to sound

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Section 5  Manage change

Section 6  Preparation for adulthood

Section 7 Specialist assessment and monitoring