Our service works with children and young people who have a hearing or visual impairment
We work with children & young people who have a hearing or visual impairment or a dual / multi sensory impairment (deafblind), from birth to 25 years old in homes, hospitals and educational settings.
The Sensory Advisory Service has an important role to play in school improvements and supports all schools, early years’ settings and other provisions in providing good practice.
The services that we offer include:
- Discussions with pupils to ensure their views & needs are taken into account
- Advice on the use of specialist equipment and teaching strategies in the classroom
- Monitoring and assessment according to need.
- Training for staff and other professionals
- Advice & input on setting targets for Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Annual Reviews and contribute to Education, Health and Care Plans
- Advice on special arrangements for National Curriculum assessments and exams
- Packages of work to support times of transition from ursery to primary; primary to secondary & post 16 education
We generally are able to support a child up to approximately a day a week, depending on the child's needs. We do provide ongoing support where it is needed.