Resource | 19.02.2024 | By Teresa Quail

6a. Developing independence

Deaf Children and Young People (DCYP), their families, and those working with them have opportunities to

  • develop an understanding of the decisions that they can make at various times throughout their education pathway
  • explore feelings and support families/staff to develop confidence in the child’s ability to do things for themselves (developmentally appropriate)
  • develop skills to be able to communicate for themselves and assert their views, preferences, and rights in various situations, eg asking for clarification in the classroom, etc
  • be clear on rights to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements.

Adults working together to support the DCYP are aware of how the individual is working to develop their independence and build resilience.


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6b. Careers and seeking employment

6c. Money management

6d.  Independent travel

6e. Preparing for the world of work

6f. Staying safe

6g. Technology to support independent living, learning and work


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Section 1  Deaf identity

Section 2 Communication, language, and literacy

Section 3 Understand access to sound

Section 4 Social, emotional, physical, and mental health

Section 5  Manage change

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Section 7 Specialist assessment and monitoring