BATOD –  British Association of Teachers of the Deaf.

BATOD is active in raising the profile of Teachers of the Deaf and their role in support of deaf children in the home and with Education, Health and Care services.

The organisation supports the unique skills of Teachers of the Deaf to maintain high standards through upholding their mandatory qualification.

BATOD encourages and supports technological improvements encouraging close partnership working with the audiological manufacturers who listen to the evidence produced by those working in the field with deaf children. 

It publishes a magazine 5 x year, supporting, informing and updating Teachers of the Deaf and runs an annual conference

A high-profile organisation, its members produce articles and deliver presentations that are practical and informative based on research and effective practice.

It supports the improvement of services, partnership working and most importantly betters the outcomes for deaf babies and children.

Research Articles……

Sue Lewis explains how listening skills develop and what Teachers of the Deaf can do to support the process [Read more…] (reproduced by kind permission of BATOD)

Working with families of newly identified infants with hearing loss:
10 years on from Newborn hearing screening. [Read more…] (reproduced by kind permission of BATOD)

Alison Holmans discusses how clarity regarding support, set out in early years protocols, sets the standard and leads to actively engaged families and children [Read more…] (reproduced by kind permission of BATOD)