COMMUNICATION SUPPORT WORKERS
We utilise Communication Support Workers (CSWs) within colleges, universities and schools. Their role is to support deaf students to access the teaching being delivered, allowing them to participate fully in their peer group environment. This is achieved through conveying the spoken information from the tutors using BSL and reinforcing the teaching as well as modifying English to BSL and vice versa, enabling the student to progress within their studies.
CSWs offer students a different option when planning their support. They are able to spend more time differentiating the teaching being delivered which enables the learner to have a greater understanding of the terminology and the requirements of their course or lesson.