Multi Sensory Impairment
Multi Sensory Impairment Team
Support for children with a Multi Sensory Impairment
- A specialist teacher of Multi Sensory Impairment will work with children and young people 0 to 25 years with or without Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) in in homes, mainstream schools (maintained and academies), some non-maintained nurseries, some specialist provision and in some colleges.
Who the service provides for:
- The team support children, young people and their families.
- Support is provided for children who have both a diagnosed hearing and visual loss.
How the service is accessed
- Referral is through Hearing Support Teachers, Vision Impairment Teachers
or NHS professionals.
- Pupils will be offered support from a teacher of Multi Sensory Impairment if they are already entitled to support from the Hearing Support Team and the Vision Impairment Team.
Support may include
- Support to parents / carers / settings to help them understand the implications of having a multi sensory loss
- Support to develop pupils’ skills in communication and mobility
- Advice to support access to the environment
- Support to ensure access to the curriculum
- Promote use of residual hearing and vision
- Advice on specialist equipment and teaching strategies
- Loan of equipment
- Liaison with other professionals and to facilitate multi-agency working
- Advice on managing the learning environment
- Training for setting staff and other professionals
- Access to Deaf Blind Guidance assessment as appropriate
- Contributions to annual reviews, review meetings and multi-professional meetings
- Monitor and record progress through observation and assessments, providing written reports as necessary
- Observe in the classroom to support and inform inclusive practice
- Advice and support at setting/school transfer
- Advice on Local Authority policy and current legislation