DELTA supports the Natural Aural Approach 

right from the start.

Listening and Talking and achieving deaf adults today, started their lives as deaf babies in  families who wanted their children to hear and be heard and had expectation that they would.

These families knew it had to be ‘Right from the Start’.

Babies develop and learn within families in all cultures and communities throughout the world.  They are actively involved and immersed in the experiences and interactions  that occur and reoccur on a daily basis.  DEAF BABIES develop in the same way.


With early identification of hearing loss there are huge opportunities to getting it right, from the start. 


The Natural Aural Approach is the only approach that recognises and celebrates diversity and understands that every family will bring up their children differently, will have its own traditions and values with every family member actively involved.  These are the key ingredients to developing language and communication.

The Natural Aural Approach is not a therapy. There is no recipe.

It is definitely not about leaving baby’s development of listening and talking to chance.

  • There are essential elements to the Natural Aural approach: Follow link
  • Teachers of the Deaf and professionals support a Natural Aural Approach: Follow link.
  • DELTA can help families and Professionals  through: Follow link
  • Enabling Professionals and Families: Follow Link


Events in your areaUsing the Natural Approach 

Families with a pre-school or primary school aged child who have a hearing loss are invited to come to our day and weekend events, to learn about ways you can

support your child using the Natural Aural Approach.

 Siblings and wider family members are always welcome to attend.

Sorry, you have missed our 2017 Summer School in Cardiff.  Please register your interest for our next event by contacting us here.

Families, Teachers of the Deaf and other professionals are very welcome to invite us to run an event in your area. Contact us to discuss this further

Subjects could include:-

  • Babies and initial diagnosis
  • Early years
  • Primary age
  • Secondary age

Pre-School Summer School poster

Primary Summer School poster