Signing for the deaf

Happy New Year and welcome back to all our members new and old!

Our first meeting of the year saw us off to a thoroughly enjoyable and informative start. This evening we were joined by Anna Barber from the Hearing Impaired Unit at local secondary school The Henry Beaufort School and Annie Roberts who is studying Education Studies at Reading University to become a teacher of the deaf. Together they taught us about hearing impairment, its causes, its impacts and available treatments along with their limitations. We were also taught how to communicate effectively with people that have hearing impairments so that they are not excluded or isolated. Finally we even learnt how to finger spell the alphabet and practised signing our names.

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