KidsAudiologist

‪Guide to Producing Health Information for Children & Young People‬

Posted on: August 5, 2014

PiF Guide

Back in February I reported on the launch of the NDCS My Life My Health campaign. As a result of a contact made at the event we were asked to contibute to the updated ‪Guide to Producing Health Information for Children & Young People by the Patient Information Forum. This guide is now out and I think it is a fantastic resource for audiology and other health professionals thinking of developing new information resources for deaf and hearing children and young people. ‬Chapter 4 is of special interest as it looks at the needs of different audiences and age groups, and the pros and cons of different formats. It also discusses accessibility for audiences with a disability or special communication needs, or with a first language other than English.

In chapter 5 you’ll find lists useful resources, organisations and contacts to help you research and understand the information needs and learning styles of children and young people, and produce engaging information that meets their needs. In case you haven’t already seen the NDCS Buzz website for children 8-11 and young people 12-18 upwards then take a look. It’s listed as an “inspiring example” alongside CLIC Sargent, GOSH,  Macmillan, Teenage Cancer Trust and Young Minds!

The full version is available for £20 from the Patient Information Forum but you can download an ‘at a glance’ summary for free.

Further information

How you can make your resources accessible to deaf children and young people (NDCS 2013) available free of charge.

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