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Thu, 28 Jan


Delivered via Carrot Learning Platform

How to support staff, students & patients who are D/deaf

From this Carrot Learning slearning workshop, you'll be able to Sign “Hello my name is”, basic questions and common “medical” words. Explain the differences between ‘Deaf’ and ‘deaf’ and different sign languages and systems, and lean common myths, misconceptions about deafness, and much, much more.

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How to support staff, students & patients who are D/deaf
How to support staff, students & patients who are D/deaf

Course Date/Time

28 Jan 2021, 14:00 – 20:30

Delivered via Carrot Learning Platform


About the Course

There are 12 million people in the UK who are D/deaf or hard of hearing, of whom 151,000 are British Sign Language (BSL) users. This course is an introduction to understanding the different types of deafness, Deaf identity, and how we as professionals can promote better communication and inclusion (particularly as wearing masks in hospital and socially during Covid-19 has been identified as a barrier to communication, as it impacts on lip-reading and facial expression). After attending this course will be able to:

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Sign “Hello my name is”, basic questions and common “medical” words
  • Explain the differences between ‘Deaf’ and ‘deaf’ and different sign languages and systems
  • List common myths and misconceptions about deafness
  • Understand simple solutions to communication and promote the use of technology in communication, including phones and apps
  • Increase awareness of reasonable adjustments for staff and students including sources of support / human support - which enable greater accessibility
  • Identify legislation and national and NHS policy to protect characteristics and promote inclusion
  • This Carrot Learning course will count towards NMC Revalidation Participatory Learning.

About the Course Facilitators 

Kerry and Andrew Pace from @DiverseLearners

Prior to becoming a registered nurse in 2004, Andrew Pace worked as a Communication Support Worker for Deaf children and adults in a wide range of settings, and teaching staff Deaf Awareness and basic sign language skills. Andrew worked as a mentor in Diverse Learners supporting healthcare students at university who have mental health issues or disabilities until taking timeout to complete a Masters in Public Health in Jan 2020.

Kerry Pace (prounouns are she/her) Founder of Diverse Learners, specialist Dyslexia and Dyspraxia teacher (aDShe QA27, Patoss IF5872)2018. Winner of Quality Assurance of Dyslexia Support, 7 Principles Award from the Association of Dyslexia Specialists in HE (aDShe). Advisory member of the teaching team, school of nursing and midwifery at Plymouth University. IAB member and reviewer for Nursing Education in PracticeEmployment consultant to Dyspraxia and DCD IrelandFab Ambassador 

Kerry and Andrew met when training to be Communication Support Workers and have been married 26 years.

Find out more about Kerry and Andrew's work at 

After Your Course

You will be connected to a peer group that you will be able to continue to discuss the topic and offer and receive peer support whilst implementing your learning.

Retain access to all the resources shared during the course.

You can download:

Your Course Certificate

Your Course reflections and your recorded actions from within the Carrot Learning platform. 

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