Who we are:
The Sensory Support Service (Hearing Impairment) is a team of experienced teachers with additional qualifications in Hearing Impairment.
We work with children with a hearing loss, and their families, from birth to 25 years.
What we offer:
- Guidance and support in the form of visits to the home and educational setting.
- Help managing equipment, e.g. hearing aids.
- Access to additional audiological equipment as required.
- Close links with other people involved with your child, e.g. the Audiology Department
- Information about the range of communication options and support with this choice.
- Specialist assessments to analyse specific areas for language development.
- Developing your child’s listening skills.
- Teaching programmes which are individually tailored to the needs of the child.
- Support and advice to staff within your child’s educational setting.
- Information about local and national services
What schools have told us:
“The support we receive for two of our pupils has been wonderful.”
“We value the speed of responses, strategies shared and close working with individual pupils.”
“I can’t thank [the teacher supporting our nursery] enough for the support she has given me over the last 6 months.”
What parents have told us:
“I’m made up with the support that me and my wife have received from the Hearing Impairment Support Team. Wouldn’t change a thing.”
“Excellent support and advice. Has had a positive impact on our daughter’s learning and development.”
“An immense support for us throughout the time. Thank you.”
What children have told us:
“I feel that working with (my Teacher of the Hearing Impaired) has helped me a lot with my vocabulary.”
“(My equipment) makes it more clear.”
“(My Teacher of the Hearing Impaired visits) to help me do all the work I’m struggling with and speaking.”
For further information please contact your Peripatetic Teacher of the Hearing Impaired:
Sensory Support Service
Thomasson Memorial School: