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We are an educational service for children, young people and their families.  We are committed to removing barriers to learning for pupils and students with hearing or vision impairment from birth to 25.

Sensory Support is a team of specialist staff working with children and young people with hearing or vision impairment at all stages of their educational development; in homes, early years settings, mainstream schools, special schools and colleges. We aim to minimise the impact of a sensory impairment on a pupil’s learning and development and to raise attainment.

We provide the experience and knowledge that families of children with sensory impairment require from diagnosis onwards; empowering families to understand and accept the implications of sensory impairment and offering advice and guidance to enhance their child’s development. 
 
 
 

Our Support to Schools and Colleges

  • Fully Qualified teachers with additional mandatory qualification in teaching deaf or vision impaired children and young people
  • Specialist teaching assistants, technicians and mobility officers
  • Specialist teaching; assessments and advice
  • Provision of equipment, technical and environmental support
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Support for successful transition
  • Multi-agency working
  • Direct links with Health Service
  • Key working
As a parent of a child / young person with Sensory Impairment you can obtain more information regarding services available can be found on the Birmingham Local Offer pages.

 

 
 

Contact Us

Hearing Support Team - Cherry Thomas and Cathy Spruce

Vision Support Team - Cherry Thomas and Charlotte Hollis 

Vauxhall Gardens,
Barrack Street,
Birmingham
B7 4HA
Tel: 0121-303 1793
 
Email: Cherry.Thomas@birmingham.gov.uk

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