Clinical Assessment

Members of the DCAL team work in an honorary capacity with UCL
Partners Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), Queen's
Square, London, to provide a National Cognitive Disorders Clinic for
Deaf patients.

Compass Centre

DCAL colleagues also provide input in the Compass Centre Assessment
Clinic at City University London.

This provides communication/cognitive assessment of:

  • Deaf sign language users
  • Deaf children who do not appear to be making progress with either spoken or sign language
  • Deaf children and adults with additional disabilities, e.g. people with Ushers', cerebral palsy, learning difficulties
  • Deaf people who have had a stroke or who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease
  • Older Deaf people who are concerned about changes in their memory or thinking skills
  • Deaf children and adults who have recently arrived in the UK and who have limited communication abilities
  • Deaf people with persistent reading difficulties