Sensory Impairment Support
As well as physical impairment, some students have sensory impairments, that may be a hearing, vision or multi-sensory impairment. We do everything we can to make sure these young people don’t face additional challenges and can participate fully in school life.
Support for students with a vision or multi-sensory impairment
We have a Qualified Teacher of Vision Impairment and Multi-Sensory Impairment who works across all departments in school and oversees our support and input for young people with sensory impairment. This work may include:
- Functional Assessments of Vision, Orientation, Communication or access to the environment with follow up recommendations for support and strategies to support learning and access
- Consideration of suitable equipment to support access and learning e.g. specialist technology as required.
- Liaison with other key professionals as needed e.g. Ophthalmologists, orthoptists, audiologists etc.
Support for students with a hearing impairment
Treloar’s Speech and Language Therapists have experience of working with students with hearing and other sensory impairments. The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) team liaise closely with external Hearing Impairment and Cochlear Implant services to ensure that we have all the relevant information about students’ hearing support and equipment needs. We also have Technician staff working in the SLT department who have training and experience of day to day hearing aid and radio aid management.