Support for professionals working with children
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Many professionals will only come across children who are deafblind very occasionally and may be uncertain how best to support their individual needs.
Our Children’s Specialist Services team works in partnership with professionals, building on their skills and knowledge to help them develop a holistic view of the children and young people they are working with.
This means we have wide experience of the impact of deafblindness and multi-sensory impairment.
We also have comprehensive knowledge of the most appropriate strategies and interventions to support them.
Our experience of supporting children and young people who are deafblind or have sensory impairments, and their families has been developed over many years.
Watch our subtitled film that showcases our services for professionals working with children:
"I am writing to let you know how delighted and impressed we have been with Sense’s work reviewing our early years VI / MSI children. Your thoroughness, professionalism and dedication… have been outstanding."
Head of local authority sensory impairment service
Because we work with children and young people all the time, we have developed expertise that we share in national and international forums.
We also use this expertise to provide training and consultancy services across health, education, and social care.
One part of our training and consultancy work is involvement in the assessment process. We are also currently piloting a resource for health professionals aimed at helping them to support children who are deafblind or have MSI in hospitals.
Getting in touch
To find out more please contact Sense's Information and Advice service who will ensure you are put in touch with the right team:
Tel: 0300 330 9256 or 020 7520 0972
Textphone: 0300 330 9256 or 020 7520 0972
Fax: 0300 330 9251
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First published: Wednesday 30 May 2012
Updated: Monday 7 November 2016