Our experts are happy to offer advice, training and consultation to professionals in hearing services in relation to a range of issues, including:
- Assessment of deaf people in mental health settings: advice on communication and interviewing, psychometric assessments, cross cultural issues, when to refer on.
- Assessment of deaf children and families, or deaf parents and children: this can be a difficult area for Local Authorities and advice early in the process can prevent difficulties in later proceedings where the LA can be criticised for not providing accessible assessment.
- How to manage a deaf person in a hearing ward: what training do your staff need? How do they communicate? How can they assess behaviour? What support is available?
- What specialist services are there for deaf people? Who do I contact in the local area?
- Training in working with deaf people who have mental health problems or a learning disability.
- How to work in therapy with a deaf client? Is it possible to work with an interpreter? What special considerations are there? Where can I get support or supervision?
- Consultation to services with deaf people in relation to meeting CQC standards and the requirements of the Equality Act (2010).
- In-reach to prisons for assessment, treatment and advice regarding deaf offenders.