A new Speech and Language Therapist has joined our dedicated team at Doncaster Deaf Trust to provide onsite support to pupils and students.

Carl Dalton, from Doncaster, has joined the Trust from the NHS where he worked with adults and developed skills in Dysphagia.

Carl, aged 28, said: “I am a CODA (child of deaf adults), both my parents are Deaf, and my aunt and uncle are also Deaf.

“I became a Speech and Language Therapist in 2022 and with my unique background I decided it would be a great idea to combine all my skills and that is what attracted me to working at Doncaster Deaf Trust.

“The role gives me the ability to use all my transferrable skills and make a positive difference to all those I support.

“The most rewarding part of what I do is being able to see a positive change because of my input, work within an amazing therapy team, dedicated therapy manager and work within a professional multidisciplinary team to provide a more positive outlook for all of our students.” 

Doncaster Deaf Trust manages Little Learners Day Nursery, Doncaster School for the Deaf, Dickson House Children’s Home, Communication Specialist College Doncaster and Aspire to Be employability services.

Alexis Johnson, our chief executive, said: “Carl is a very welcome addition to our therapy services team. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and he is British Sign Language training to level 6 which is fantastic for our pupils and students.

“We are looking forward to working with Carl and to seeing the positive impact he has on our young people.”