deaf athletics (Q2314)
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Limit distractions! Move to a quieter place to explain things
Don't Give up. If stuck, try explaining in a different way, write it down or use pictures. Alternatively, get a competent athlete or runner to demonstrate for you.
Make the topic really clear and stick to the point.
Make sure you have everyone’s attention before speaking – try waving or stopping to get everyone’s attention.
Don't Speak too slowly or shout! This will distort your lip patterns.
Use gestures and demonstrations.
Don't Cover up your mouth or talk with your whistle in your mouth.
Ask the athlete or runner how you should communicate with them.
Allow time for questions and clarification.
Don't Move around when you are talking – it will be very difficult to lipread.
Ensure the area is well lit and any light is shining on your face (not behind you).
Ask the athlete or runner to repeat what you have said to check they have understood.
Speak clearly and naturally.
Use visual aids to help understanding – including photos, pictures, or video.
Stand in one place and keep eye contact while talking.
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