About Sensory Service

We support children and young people who are deaf, have a hearing loss, have a vision impairment, or who have a multi-sensory impairment.  

Our vision

  • All children and young people with a sensory impairment are able to learn and achieve, are independent, set high goals for themselves, participate in and contribute to society, are happy and live fulfilling lives.
  • Children and young people’s families feel confident in promoting their children’s development.
  • Educational settings include everyone and develop effective ways of meeting each child and young person’s individual needs.

What we do

We are a team of teachers with specialist qualifications providing support to children and young people with a sensory impairment from the time of diagnosis through all stages of their education, adapting our support according to needs of individual children and their families.

Who we work with

We work with a range of EA support services, health professionals, external agencies and families to ensure a joined-up approach to support each child and improve outcomes for children and young people.

How we do it

Early Years

We provide:

  • A home visiting programme for pre-school children who have a diagnosed sensory impairment; and
  • Specialist equipment for young children where a need is identified.

School Age

We provide:

  • Training for teachers and classroom assistants on assessment, and support for children in schools;
  • Specialist teacher support;
  • Specialist equipment for pupils attending schools; and
  • Contribute to individualised school education programmes, linking our work with Health, and other professionals.

Regional Vision Resource Base

The Regional Vision Resource Base (RVRB) provides modified curriculum materials for children and young people with a visual impairment in either hard copy, enlarged format or electronic pdfs. It also coordinates the provision of assistive technology including iPad technology, Braille Note technology and magnification equipment. For more information on accessing these services contact us Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm using the following telephone number: 028 2566 1258.

 

Last updated: 19/02/2021