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16 August 2018

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Course Feedback!

Course Feedback!

We received lovely feedback from our recent 10 week course at Loreto College (below). Fantastic to see our students using their new BSL skills at work and in the community!

 

If you would like to join one of our weekly courses for Level 1 and 2 or organise BSL Training for your workplace please email courses@manchesterdeafcentre.com or call 0161 273 6699

 

“I just wanted to let you know how valuable the BSL course has already been after only two sessions. Last Wednesday I was volunteering at Manchester Royal Infirmary. I was stationed outside Paediatric Critical Care, monitoring the entering of parents to see their children. A mother, who happened to be deaf, came to see her son and I was able to communicate with her in BSL. I was able to greet her and ask her what her name was using signing and also asked her to spell her son’s name. It felt great being able to be inclusive and communicate using the mother’s preferred language, rather than expecting her to struggle with ‘normal’ methods of communicating, particularly at a time of stress when her child was ill.

I’ve also been using BSL with children that have learning disabilities at Jump Space where I volunteer on Thursdays. I think the parents really appreciate us making it so much easier for their children to communicate their needs to the staff and helping them to feel that we are ‘listening’ to them.

Please thank Anita and let her know how useful the training has been. We are thoroughly enjoying the sessions and learning so much. I always look forward to the training, especially as Anita makes it so enjoyable and stimulating. She’s a great trainer!

Thank you so much for enabling us to learn these extra skills and supporting us at this amazing college!”