Only a third of UK adults believe a deaf child can learn to speak as well as a hearing child*.

We are challenging that perception by celebrating with Auditory Verbal UK graduates using the theme of 100 in honour of the wonderful #CaptainTom100

Joao is celebrating #DeafAwarenessWeek teaching us to say "100 Rainbows" in Portuguese. 

Zack and Dylan were too enthusiastic about their favourite subjects to stick to 100 words. The bilingual twins also shared some details in Italian.

Alana was born deaf and she is celebrating #DeafAwarenessWeek and paying tribute to #CaptainTom100 by reading 100 words from her favourite book How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.

Jake is profoundly deaf and is celebrating #DeafAwarenessWeek by talking about his favourite subject football in 100 words. A Buckhurst Hill FC player he is also on the FA Disability England Talent Pathway Programme and a West Ham fan.

Four year old Ariella couldn't wait to share her own favourite 100 things for #DeafAwarenessWeek as well her fabulous speaking skills. Challenging perceptions of what deaf children can achieve. Where does she put all those toys?

Taking the topic of 100 to new extremes for #DeafAwarenessWeek. 100 thanks Ben for this wonderful poem. All deaf children should have the same opportunities as their hearing peers.

Sam's 100 space facts celebrating #DeafAwarenessWeek are helping to challenge that potential. Sam has certainly taught us a thing or too. 

You really don't sound well Callum but a wonderful 100 word poem to celebrate #DeafAwarenessWeek raising expectations for all deaf child who deserve to have an equal start in life. 

Lily shares 100 words from her bedtime story for #DeafAwarenessWeek celebrating the amazing speaking skills of deaf children and enjoying their chosen 100s. Every deaf child deserves the same life opportunities as their hearing peers.

Join Orson celebrating #DeafAwarenessWeek with a backwards bus journey. Only a third of UK adults believe a deaf child can learn to speak as well as a hearing child - Orson like others is challenging that perception. Auditory Verbal UK is calling on the Government to make the necessary investment in the training of 300 specialist therapists across the UK, giving many more children an equal start at school.

*All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2,065 UK adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 19th - 22nd February 2021. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).