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Tower Hamlets Sensory Support Service For Children And Young People


Service Description

We provide a range of support for babies, children and young people diagnosed with sensory impairment, including those with additional and complex needs.

The Sensory Support Service consists of specialist teachers of the deaf and of vision impairment. There are other professionals who work with us, for example, bilingual instructors and a deaf instructor.

We provide support for pre-school as well as school aged children and young people. We work in close partnership with other specialists including staff skilled in the assessment of dual sensory impaired children.

Additional Information

Additional Information

We offer the following services/sessions to parents and families:

• DOVES is a playgroup for visually impaired children aged 0 to 4 and their families.
• 'Ready, Steady, Go' parents support group for parents of pre-school deaf and partially hearing children.
• Braille course for parents of visually impaired children
• British Sign Language classes, ranging from the Family Sign curriculum up to, and including, BSL Level 2.

Services to parents are free. There is a charge to schools for some of our services. Schools can also purchase additional services.

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
From 0 To 19



Questions & Answers

Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
Cost Details: Other
Do You Have A Waiting List?
Do You Have Car Parking Spaces?
Do You Have Child Protection Policies And Procedures
Eligibility - Can The Service Be Accessed By Extended Family Members Or Carers
Has A Service Description?
Is There A Waiting List?
Open To Extended Family?

Further Information

Provider Type
Education Advice & Support Services Education Advice & Support Services Education Advice & Support Services SEND
Suitable For
Visual Impairment Hearing Impairment and Deafness Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)
Delivery Channels
Office / Premises Schools Home Visit Case Work
Referral Criteria
Via Children And Adult Mental Health Project Via Gp Or Other Health Professional Via Looked After Children Teams Via School Via Social Care Professional Via Youth Offending Team Via Common Assessment Framework (CAF) Integrated Service For Disabled Children