Monday, October 26, 2009

Help for deaf schoolchildren

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SCHOOLS will now be forced to take action to improve acoustics for deaf children after a campaign by Mid-Dorset MP Annette Brooke.

The new measures mean local authorities will not get funding for new schools unless the ones they already own pass acoustic testing.

The Sounds Good campaign was started by the National Deaf Children’s Society. Figures suggest that deaf children are 42 per cent less likely than their hearing peers to achieve five GCSEs at grades A* to C.