Hello! I am an ofsted registered childminder who looks after pre school age children in my own home.
One of my mindees has recently been diagnosed as being profoundly deaf. He turned 2 in September. There had been lots of observation and discussion prior to this as well as curve balls of ear infections.
Next week, after lots of testing he gets fitted for his hearing aids!!
In partnership with his family, I had been learning and using a little makaton and visual aids (photos of key items etc)
Since this is something the family will be living with they decided to venture into BSL so I straight away looked for some online learning so I can continue to support little man and be part of his care and support system whilst working on my CPD