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Description

Shaun, a young deaf boy, shows us how he uses sign language to communicate. His classmates have been attending a sign language club and have learnt how to say a few basic words. Finally, Shaun signs a poem all about sign language.
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First broadcast:
25 May 2007

Classroom Ideas

After watching this clip, the children could be encouraged to discuss the ways in which Sean is the same as other boys his age, as well as what makes him different. They could also look at the steps taken by the other children to help to make Sean feel less different and left out. This could be used as a prompt to discuss other similarities and differences and how we can try to ensure that, within a group, everyone feels valued and respected. The positive aspects of Sean's disability, such as providing the other children with the opportunity to learn sign language, could also be highlighted.

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