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The NDCS has produced a leaflet called Family Support - Bengali which outlines the services offered by Freephone Helpline, family officers, benefits appeals advisers and education appeals advisers.

The NDCS has produced a DVD called Communication Begins at Home which follows six young deaf children aged three years or below and looks at how their families communicate with them on a typical day. It is also available in Bengali.

The NDCS has produced a DVD called Positive Parenting which includes information on self-esteem (for children and parents), behaviour management, communication, play and reading, and wider family contact and community. It also includes stories from black and minority ethnic (BME) families of deaf children talking about their own experiences of parenting. This has a voice over in Bengali.

The NDCS produce a booklet in Bengali called Understanding Deafness: An introductory guide to different types of deafness and hearing tests, which can be downloaded from their website.You can also download an English version

The NDCS has also produced a booklet called 'Helping Your Deaf Child to Learn' which is available in Bengali. It comes in two parts and has been written to support parents in helping their child to learn. Parents of deaf children have contributed the information, activities, hints and tips.

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