Sports Coach UK Offers Course on How to Effectively Work with Deaf People

Sports Coach UK Offers Course on How to Effectively Work with Deaf People

For deaf people to be able to participate in sports and do so at a professional level, it is important to have well-prepared coaches. And a good coach in this situation is someone who is very skilled in sports, but also in communication techniques, especially communication with deaf and hard of hearing.Coaches in the UK interested in perfecting their skills in this regard have a new resource at their disposal, namely a course titled “Effective Communication: Coaching Deaf People in Sport” and developed in partnership with Sports Coach UK and UK Deaf Sport.

Coaches in the UK interested in perfecting their skills in this regard have a new resource at their disposal, namely a course titled “Effective Communication: Coaching Deaf People in Sport” and developed in partnership with Sports Coach UK and UK Deaf Sport.Deaf children and youths are missing out because not all sports clubs in the country are deaf-friendly. Given that for deaf people there is no other physical barrier to participating in sport, it is very important to adjust to their needs and allow them to participate in

Deaf children and youths are missing out because not all sports clubs in the country are deaf-friendly. Given that for deaf people there is no other physical barrier to participating in sport, it is very important to adjust to their needs and allow them to participate in the sport just like anyone else.

This is exactly the aim of this 3-hour interactive workshop, to provide the right communication tools for coaches so that they become aware of deaf people’s need and fully include them in their training sessions.The course is targeted not only at coaches, though, but also at

The course is targeted not only at coaches, though, but also at sport clubs, officials and volunteers. It is delivered by coaches who are deaf themselves and it will teach participants how to include deaf people along with hearing members, with some minor adjustments. What’s more, this workshop will help them develop their non-verbal communication skills, which will bring benefits to any training session, regardless if it includes dead people or not.Some key points of the course include understanding deafness, barriers to participation, practical adaptations to support deaf participants, action planning for deaf participants, and communication tools.

Some key points of the course include understanding deafness, barriers to participation, practical adaptations to support deaf participants, action planning for deaf participants, and communication tools.For those interested in taking the course, a printed resource to accompany the course is also available from Sports Coach UK.

For those interested in taking the course, a printed resource to accompany the course is also available from Sports Coach UK.


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