Visual and Hearing Impairment Advisers
As well as a physical impairment, some students have visual or hearing difficulties. 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 visual impairment
Treloar’s Visual Impairment Adviser (who is also a state registered Orthoptist) works on site one or two days a week. Among other things she:
- Undertakes visual assessments, including help to understand your visual impairment and advises on how to manage it
- Provides low vision aids such as magnification systems and reading scanners or adapted computers
- Liaises with external ophthalmologists, other ophthalmic specialists and Treloar’s staff and parents with your consent
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.