Resource | 19.02.2024 | By Teresa Quail

4c. Physical health

Deaf Children and Young People (DCYP) and their families

  • know about the links between exercise and mental well being
  • find opportunities to participate in physical activity
  • understand the language around healthy eating (including advertising)
  • know about safety related to ear hygiene
  • know about safety related to their hearing devices
  • have opportunities to develop understanding of language around puberty, sexual health, gender, etc
  • understand aetiology of deafness (including balance) and potential links with safety
  • are given opportunities to participate in sporting activities safely, eg rugby, abseiling
  • develop skills around participating in health appointments
  • know about the different types of equipment to help keep safe, eg fire alarms, etc
  • develop an awareness of the principles of consent within the health setting
  • are signposted to resources and accessible information around a range of medical needs and appointments
  • understand the importance of attending appointments related to health, including audiology, and the importance of lifelong care.

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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