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Deaf Cultural Competency Training for Clinicians

In this course, Phillip Waters discusses the barriers to accessing health services that deaf and hard-of-hearing people typically face. Myths about deafness are busted and tips are offered for successful communication with deaf or hard-of-hearing clients.

About this course

In this course, Phillip Waters of Deaf Victoria offers you a big picture overview of the challenges deaf and hard-of-hearing people face in attempting to access health services, from misdiagnoses and lack of interpreters to major misunderstandings about what their needs are. You learn basic background information about sign languages globally and also about the prevalence rates of deaf babies born to hearing parents. Waters details the various means that deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deafblind people use to communicate, emphasising the importance of asking clients what their preferences are – and making a sincere effort to help that way of communicating happen.
Duration 1 hour
Format video
Type specialised
Price Included with Membership
Writer / Presenter Philip Waters

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