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Hearing Support Team

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Hearing Support Team

We are a team of specialist teachers qualified to work with Children and Young People with or without Education Health Care Plans in schools and Early Years settings.

We can provide support as needed, which may include:

• Support with parents / carers / settings / schools to help them understand the implications of a hearing loss
• Help to develop a child’s listening skills
• Support with language development and communication
• Support families at audiology appointments and help to explain audiological information
• Monitor and record progress with written reports as necessary
• Contribute to annual review, review meetings and multi-professional meetings
• Loan of specialist equipment as appropriate
• Provide training and advice on maintenance and management of specialist equipment
• Provide advice on the acoustic environment
• Work with the child/young person as appropriate
• Liaise with other professional services and agencies
• Provide opportunities for parents/carers to meet and share experiences at pre-school coffee mornings
• Advice and support at setting/school transfer
• Advice on classroom management strategies
• Support to ensure access to the Curriculum
• Observe in the classroom to support and inform inclusive practice
• Work closely with the class teachers to assess children’s educational needs

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