Ayesha Gavin, Founder, Ayesha Communications
My name is Ayesha Gavin, and I am a profoundly Deaf native user of British Sign Language. I am also able to use English fluently and to a high level. I hold a BA (Hons) degree in Experience of Writing and Film & Television Studies (1998), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (2004) and a level 6 NVQ in BSL. I have 10 years experience in delivering courses in deaf issues and BSL.
I can use my insight and experience to offer you a greater understanding of all aspects of deafness, from communication and the technology used, to the social impact of a hearing difficulty and, furthermore, how to minimise this for the people you meet.
Ayesha Communications was created in 2010 in response to many enquiries about private tuition in British Sign Language and Deaf Awareness for individuals and small groups and we are a registered and approved centre with Signature, the awarding body in Sign Language qualifications.
As many as 1 in 6 of the UK population are affected by some degree of hearing loss (RNID 2005), and many of these people face difficulties in their day to day lives due to communication breakdowns which inevitably happen, and which many people do not understand how to repair.
Ayesha Communications is now a member of ABSLTA - the Association of British Sign Language Teachers and Assessors. It is also a qualified Internal Quality Assessor (Internal Verifier) for British Sign Language level 6 NVQ.
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