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Multi-sensory impairment

We provide specialist teaching services for multi-sensory impairment to help children and young people maximise their potential and lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives throughout education.

What is specialist teaching of multi-sensory impairment?

Specialist teaching of multi-sensory impairment helps children and young people who are visually and hearing impaired. Specialist teachers can help in many ways, including identifying and supporting learning needs which may be unrelated to multi-sensory impairment. Our specialist teachers provide individual students with multi-sensory impairment with the skills and strategies to maximise their potential, wellbeing and progress.

Children and young people with an MSI have a combination of vision and hearing difficulties.

SEND code of practice, 2015

The generally accepted definition of Deafblindness is that persons are regarded as Deafblind "if
their combined sight and hearing impairment causes difficulties with communication, access to
information and mobility. This includes people with a progressive sight and hearing loss" (Think
Dual Sensory, Department of Health, 1995). Deafblindness can be found in all age groups,
including children and young people, but the incidence is greatest in older adults.

Care and support for deafblind children and adults policy guidance, 2009

What specialist teaching services do we offer in relation to multi-sensory impairment?

Our specialist multi-sensory impairment teachers offer a broad range of services to education settings including:

  • Consultancy
  • Whole school work
  • Training
  • Assessments
  • Screening
  • 1-to-1 and group interventions

If a service is required which is not listed above then please get in touch to discuss bespoke services.

What interventions and groups can our multi-sensory impairment specialist teachers provide?

Interventions are available on a 1-to-1 or group basis. Our specialist teachers of multi-sensory impairment provide the following interventions to education settings and organisations:

  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Communication
  • Mobility

Following an initial assessment the most appropriate intervention can be selected according to identified needs. All interventions will be bespoke according to individual needs.

Who we work with

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

What consultancy and whole school work do we provide?

We provide consultancy and whole school work in a broad range of areas related to multi-sensory impairment, including:

  • Making the school access friendly
  • Creation of provision maps
  • Reducing risk
  • Accessible curriculums
  • Learning difficulties and multi-sensory impairment
  • Environment reviews
  • Increasing opportunities for learning

Consultancy and whole school services are a cost effective way of promoting positive change throughout an education setting. To learn more about our consultancy services please get in touch by emailing or calling 0330 088 8408.

What training do our multi-sensory impairment specialist teachers offer?

Our multi-sensory impairment specialist teachers provide bespoke training for education settings in addition to the following training courses:

  • Multi-sensory impairment awareness
  • Sensory curriculum
  • Inclusion
  • Communication

Throughout the year we also run external CPD events on a broad range of topics and conditions.


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, aged 0-25, who have a combination of vision and hearing difficulties within education settings.

Next steps

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

What are the benefits of using our specialist multi-sensory impairment teachers?

The benefits of using our specialist multi-sensory impairment teachers include:

  • Maximising students' potential
  • Bespoke services to address needs
  • Access to a range of specialists
  • Upskilling education staff

Early intervention and whole school approaches bring many benefits to education settings and can lead to long-lasting, sustainable, positive changes which impact students and staff.


Our services can be funded through a variety of ways.

Our specialist multi-sensory impairment teaching services are available on a whole school, group and individual level. Through addressing needs, children and young people can lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.

Commission EHP

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

Joint commissioning arrangements must cover the services for 0-25 year old children and young
people with SEN or disabilities including children with multi-sensory impairment, both with and
without Education Health and Care (EHC) plans. Services should include speech and language
therapy, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services support, occupational therapy and
habilitation/rehabilitation training.

Care and support for deafblind children and adults policy guidance, 2009

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

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