Lockdown and the impact on deaf children – The Guardian

‘We are currently seeing rises in complex mental health issues exacerbated by isolation and communication problems in the context of Covid-19.’ Photograph: Alamy


We are concerned about the impact that Covid-19 is having on the 45,000 deaf children in the UK. Many deaf children and young people describe that deaf peers are very important to them, but they currently have limited access because of lockdown. Many use British Sign Language as a preferred language at school but may have limited access to this at home, relying instead on lip reading, facial expressions and other means. The increasing use of face masks creates large communication problems for deaf children and young people.

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