Multi-Sensory Impairment Team

The Multi-Sensory Impairment Team supports deaf blind/multi-sensory impaired babies, children and young people (0–19 years) their families and carers.

As part of the service offer commissioned by the local authority we provide assessment, monitoring and review of children & young people based on eligibility criteria.

Bespoke time-based consultancy support can be purchased as part of our traded offer

What we do:

  • Identification and assessment of deaf/blind/multi-sensory impairments in consultation with families/carers, professionals and other agencies
  • Deliver formal and informal training


Work with parents/carers by:

  • Giving early intervention and supporting in the home to develop skills
  • Offering support and advice by giving information about other agencies, support groups, specialist toys and equipment
  • Advising on school entry and phase transfer


Work with early years settings and schools by:

  • Directly supporting multi-sensory impaired pupils through intervention
  • Ongoing assessment of visual, auditory and tactile functioning
  • A Team approach to the assessment of hearing that may include formal tests of hearing, supported by behavioural observations adapted to suit the response mode of the child.  Feedback from families and professionals involved is part of the assessment process
  • Ongoing audio logical assessment of hearing aid users backed up by maintenance of hearing aid systems
  • Advice given on specialist equipment, e.g. classroom sound field systems and portable sound field systems
  • Advice on the development of communication strategies
  • Giving advice on specialist equipment, resources, modified materials and classroom management
  • Advice on specific environmental adaptations to promote inclusion
  • Mobility training
  • Contribute to Statutory Assessment, reviews, IEPs and programmes of work
  • Advise on special arrangements for examinations where appropriate


Multi-Sensory Impairment team contact:


Phone: 01905 678189


  • SEND Eligibility Criteria 16/17

    Eligibility Criteria for SEN, Disabilities and Inclusion Teams

  • Specialist Teaching Referral Form


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