Parent & toddler group
Deaf Action supports deaf families at every stage.
90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents. This can impact both a child’s development and parental bond. We want to close this gap by supporting young people and their families.
Our parent & toddler group provides support and advice for deaf families. And by deaf families, we mean anyone experiencing deafness within the family unit. Our aim for the service is to provide a model of support for families with children aged 0-5yrs impacted by deafness to address issues such as language deprivation and other barriers to key developmental stages, encourage familial attachment, and foster a positive deaf identity from a young age.
Who is the group for?
This service is open to all deaf families with toddlers. Whether you’re a deaf parent or have deaf children, everyone is welcome. Siblings of deaf children are welcome too. This group is suitable for anyone who uses BSL or English, and interpreters will be provided. By joining the group, you’ll get to meet people, gather tips and advice, and learn new things.
If you have older children, we have a dedicated Youth Club for deaf young people, aged 10-18.