DeafandHoH Community - A place for the deaf and hard of hearing to communicate
Design Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Site Map    
Join the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
About DeafandHoH Explore News and Articles Hearing Loss Products Schools and Audiologists Directory Listings Resources - Schools and Audiologists Directory Listings DeafandHoH Community Home Page Hearing Loss Blog Hearing Loss Forum

Hearing Loss News

Adlington backs new Deaf-Friendly swimming course

By the National Deaf Children’s Society, Swimming.org
summarized by Rachel Cain, staff writer

Swimmer and Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington is supporting a new Deaf-Friendly Swimming i-Learn course. The online course is designed to help swimming teachers and coaches learn how to better include deaf children and youth in their lessons. This accredited course, which is completely free of charge, was jointly created by the National Deaf Children’s Society and the Amateur Swimming Association. The course has eight modules. These modules include topics such as “Understanding Deafness” and “Swimming and Technology.” The course encourages coaches to make simple changes to their teaching styles, such as incorporating more hand gestures or visual aids in their directions. Oftentimes, deaf children face challenges in swimming classes because they have to remove hearing assistive technology before they enter the water, which makes it difficult for them to hear the instructor.

Adlington says, “Swimming is a brilliant sport for children and young people to get involved in. It’s hard to imagine not being able to learn to swim and become confident in the water, yet this is the reality for many deaf children. The Deaf-Friendly Swimming i-Learn course is fantastic. It ensures teachers feel confident communicating with deaf children and young people and that they are able to take part. As a swimming teacher myself I will definitely be spreading the word!”

Read the full story here.

Open Chat Night for the deaf and hard of hearing community - Meet Wednesday Night at 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST
Audiologists and Hearing Care Facilities
Schools for the Deaf and HoH
Speech Language Pathologists for the Deaf and HoH




Read more about our Scavenger Hunt at DeafandHoH.com! Advertise Here
Content Providers Wanted
  If you have any links or articles
  to share, please click here.
  DeafandHoH Social Network: Facebook | Twitter | Blog | Forum Copyright © 2016 DeafandHoH.com, LLC. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Use  
Follow Community for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on Facebook Follow Open Chat Night on Twitter Visit us on You Tube