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Hearing impairment

We provide a broad range of specialist teaching services for children and young people with hearing impairment.




What is specialist teaching of hearing impairment?

Specialist teaching of hearing impairment helps children and young people with hearing impairment maximise their potential and lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives. Our specialist teachers identify and address learning needs whilst making the curriculum as accessible as possible.

Sensory and/or physical needs

Some children and young people require special educational provision because they have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the educational facilities generally provided. These difficulties can be age related and may fluctuate over time. Many children and young people with vision impairment (VI), hearing impairment (HI) or a multi-sensory impairment (MSI) will require specialist support and/or equipment to access their learning, or habilitation support. Children and young people with an MSI have a combination of vision and hearing difficulties.

SEND code of practice, 2015




What specialist teaching services do we offer in relation to hearing impairment?

Our specialist hearing impairment teachers offer the following services to education settings and organisations:

  • Assessment
  • Screening
  • Group work
  • 1-to-1 intervention
  • Sensory work
  • Consultancy
  • Systemic work
  • Training

Hearing impairment can impact children and young people to varying degrees which is why we take a personalised approach to our services, ensuring that they meet needs.




What interventions and groups can our hearing impairment specialist teachers provide?

Our specialist teachers provide 1-to-1 interventions and group work on the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Social skills
  • Resilience
  • Language
  • Friendship groups
  • Academic

As hearing impairment varies between children and young people, our specialist teachers offer bespoke interventions for individuals and groups.

Who we work with

Our specialist services can be accessed by education, health and other professions working with children and young people.

[Education settings] must make reasonable adjustments, including the provision of auxiliary aids and services, to ensure that disabled children and young people are not at a substantial disadvantage compared with their peers. This duty is anticipatory – it requires thought to be given in advance to what disabled children and young people might require and what adjustments might need to be made to prevent that disadvantage

SEND code of practice (2015)




What consultancy and whole school work do we provide?

Our specialist hearing impairment teachers provide a broad range of consultancy and whole school services. Examples of work provided, includes:

  • Setting up and reviewing provision
  • Curriculum adaptations
  • Using ICT
  • Reducing risk

Our consultancy services are also available on an individual and group level. If you would like to speak to a member of our team about our consultancy and whole school work please get in touch and find out how we can help.





What training do our hearing impairment specialist teachers offer?

Our hearing impairment specialist teachers offer a range of training, including:

  • Hearing impairment
  • British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Makaton
  • Communication methods
  • Curriculum adaptations

Bespoke training for education settings and organisations is also available in addition to our external CPD events which run throughout the year.

Training

Our training is available on and off site for education settings and organisations in relation to health, psychology and education.




Which children and young people do we work with?

We work with children and young people with all levels of hearing impairment, including those with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.



Next steps

  • Step 1.Interested?
  • Step 2.Request more information
  • Step 3.Commission EHP






What are the benefits of using our specialist hearing impairment teachers?

The benefits of using our specialist hearing impairment teachers can be seen on an individual, group and whole school level. Our specialist hearing impairment teachers:

  • Maximise potential
  • Increase knowledge and understanding
  • Narrow the attainment gap
  • Upskill education staff

Our flexible service adapts to the needs of children, young people and education settings.

Funding

Our services can be funded through a variety of ways.

Our hearing impairment specialist teaching services provide onsite assessments and interventions for children and young people with hearing impairment. We support each individual student, staff member, education setting or organisation in creating an inclusive, positive environment that maximises potential, wellbeing and progress.

Commission EHP

Our specialist multidisciplinary services can be commissioned through a service level agreement and as standalone input.




Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about the services we offer or to book a free initial discussion then please contact us not on 0330 088 8408 or email office@ehp.org.uk

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