Sunday, October 18, 2009

Deaf children falling behind

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Research carried out by the National Deaf Children's Society shows that deaf children are falling behind their peers in the classroom.

New figures show that last year deaf pupils in mainstream schools were 30% less likely to achieve 5 GCSEs between grades A and C, compared to their hearing classmates.

The charity says better resourcing is needed and that schools need to provide a good acoustic environment for deaf children.