Welcome to DELTA: Deaf Education through Listening and Talking

Supporting deaf children and their families

Our DELTA Success Stories

Our young deaf adults are our success stories of the Natural Aural Approach from DELTA, providing inspiration and support to families of newly diagnosed deaf children proving that deaf children can speak for themselves, naturally.

'My child is deaf - what can I do?'

One in every 1000 children in the UK is born with a hearing loss. Nine out of 10 deaf children are part of hearing families. Most of these families have never met a deaf child before and do not know what to expect.

For Professionals

Professionals involved in DELTA find support in the strengths, knowledge and experience of colleagues working in the field.  The strong research base and outcomes of the Natural Aural approach as evidenced by children and young people, highly functioning alongside their hearing peers in school and the workplace has improved practice across the country.

Get Involved in our Online Sessions

Parents of Deaf Children Sessions 2022

We are providing monthly online drop in events for parents/guardians/grandparents through Google Meet to be a part of the Natural Aural Community to ask questions, discuss and share experiences of raising their deaf child at home and at school using the language of the home and community.

Each month will carry a theme and parents will be able to sign in from the comfort of their own home to be involved in sessions expected to last one hour to 90 minutes.

Thurs 14th July 7.30pmCochlear Implants part 2  – Ask the panel

Thurs 15th September 2022 7.30pmGetting the most out of my Hearing Services and Teacher of the Deaf

Thurs 13th October 2022 7.30pmUnderstanding my child’s hearing loss, hearing aids and audiogram

Thurs 17th November 2022 7.30pm – Friends and family – why we’ve chosen language in the home for my child to learn to listen and talk

Thurs 19th January 2023 7.30pm – Starting nursery/school and how best for you to communicate with them

Professional Events 2022 2023

We are running a series of short, on-line CPD sessions for Teachers of the Deaf and other professionals. These take the form of a 15 minute introduction to the topic by a relevant professional followed by a Q and A and discussion session.

The following sessions are taking place on the below dates. Themes of sessions will be released shortly.

Thursday 15th September 2022 3.30pm

Thursday 17th November 2022 3.30pm 

Thursday 19th January 2023 3.30pm

Thursday 16th March 2023 3.30pm

Thursday 18th May 2023 3.30pm

Thursday 15th June 2023 3.30pm

Please register your interest via the link below to be updated on dates and topics.

 

 

Why DELTA?

When a child is diagnosed as severely or profoundly deaf, the parents’ first question is often “Will s/he be able to talk?”

It is a very natural question; all parents normally expect to share their language with all their children. We believe that not only is it their right but that, for the vast majority of deaf children, it is a perfectly valid option.

If this interests you, we hope you will find the information below helpful

Deaf Education Through Listening and Talking  (DELTA) is a charity that supports families with deaf babies, children, young people and the practitioners in Health and Education  that work with them.

  

“We know that the vast majority of deaf children can learn to listen and talk.  We believe that all parents of deaf children should be given this option.”

 

If you are a parent of a deaf child and need support, advice and guidance, please contact us below: 

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DELTA is a national charity which supports deaf children and their families and professionals.

The London Marathon is only two months away and we're extremely lucky to have nine runners who will also be fundraising for DELTA. We're always rooting on each of the runners and for the next month, we will be sharing their stories and updates to their London Marathon Challenge. It would be great if you can donate to their epic efforts to get trained for the most well-known marathon in the world. Our first runner is Arunima Chatterjee who as a long-time runner has always wanted to run for the London Marathon. This is her story: "I can relate to DELTA really well. I suffered severe hearing loss as a kid. I was treated by a doctor but my parents had no knowledge of dealing with such a kid. I remember all this made me a very very quiet kid with no friends. Today I am a double PhD as a Marie Curie fellow 🥰. Thankfully I met teachers who never gave up on me 🙏.Very often do we ‘ignore’ our health because other things (job/housework/kids/pets/holidays/grocery etc) take priority. Nothing wrong with that but are you choosing these over your ‘health’ every time. Did you know that mental and physical health are strongly connected? It’s really easy to work on physical fitness and it automatically ensures better mental health. Let’s put in a few days focused on our health.I am running London Marathon on 2nd October 2022 with a small charity🥳🥳. In order to promote physical fitness (and in turn mental well being) and to help with my fundraiser for DELTA I have a fun challenge for all of you.1. Choose any of the following distance and commit to walk/jog/run them in 30days. 10km, 20km, 30km or 50km (or cycle 40km or 50km at one go). Mention your distance in the group for accountability. 💪2. Wear your running shoes (or take your cycle if you doing the cycling challenge) and head out for walk/jog/run (or cycle). Keep repeating 3. till selected distance is complete. 3. Please spare some change for fundraiser for DELTA-Deaf Education through Listening and Talking (DELTA is a charity run by deaf adults and supports deaf children. More often than not, such kids are ignored even before given a chance. I know I was one such kid🥹). Hearing loss should not be a limiting factor! You will receive finishers medals for this challenge!! Feel free to share your sweaty-smiley selfie😇FYI: if it is of any help I started running in 2017 from being an absolute non runner😝. My first 5km was the toughest run ever 😅You can find out more of her story and donate to her efforts in the link here: https://tcslondonmarathon.enthuse.com/pf/arunima-chatterjee-3e971 ... See MoreSee Less
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Join our Professionals Online CPD Session this Thursday 17th March 3.30pm-4.30pm.

We are delighted to be joined by Sue Lewis to give a presentation on 'Learning from Language Assessments'

You can sign up to attend here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/F62R9FX

#Teacherofthedeaf #ToD

DELTA (Deaf Education Through Listening and Talking) is running a series of short, on-line CPD sessions for Teachers of the Deaf.

Our next session on Thursday 20th January at 3.30pm is called ‘Making Music Matter’.

You can sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/F62R9FX

Are you a professional working with #deaf children?

Join our online sessions on the 3rd Thursday of every month - 15 min presentation by a professional followed by a Q&A session.

Find out more:

https://deafeducation.org.uk/online-cpd-sessions-for-professionals-working-with-deaf-children/

#tod #teacherofthedeaf #deafchildren #audiology

Parents! Are you and your deaf child prepared for September for the new Autumn Term?

We are running an online session for parents tomorrow evening at 7.30pm over Zoom answering questions such as:
You can sign up to join here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MDHV297

#deafeducation #deafchild

NEW: Parent Drop-in Online Sessions released for Autumn Term to support parents of #deaf children through their child’s education at school and at home.

Find out more: https://deafeducation.org.uk/new-parent-sessions-autumn-term/

Latest MESHGuide poduced in series to help support deaf children #naturalauralapproach @BATOD_UK #deafeducation @DeafEducation @meshguides http://www.meshguides.org/guides/node/1815

BATOD has published an update about the use of face coverings in educational settings. It can be read and downloaded here:

https://www.batod.org.uk/batod-update-in-relation-to-face-coverings-in-education-settings/ #QToD #coronavirus #facecoverings

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