Sounding Board



The NDCS has a new booklet called Who Am I? Parent to Parent Being the parent of a teenager can be both testing and rewarding. For parents of a deaf teenager there can be additional challenges. In this publication young people and their parents offer advice to other parents based on their own experiences. This version is in Polish.

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

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 Polish.

There is a programme in Poland known as 'The Sound of Dreams' or Dzwieki Marzen; which is sponsored by the Orange Foundation. The aim of the programme is to rehabilitate small cildren with a hearing impairment.

Here is a link to their website:

Thanks to Cheshire County Council who have been informally translating the Monitoring Protocol fridge cards into Polish. This is NOT an official translation but if anybody would be interested in getting hold of these, perhaps to add your own information, please email Sara Skinner on

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