Hearing impairment

Specialist Inclusion Service

The Specialist Inclusion Service is responsible for the support of children and young people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder, hearing or visual impairment, or a physical impairment, from birth into adult services. It is one of several available for children and young people.

The service has experienced and qualified staff who provide training, advice and support to parents / carers and schools, at various educational and recreational settings. They provide direct support to children and young people to enable them to meet their educational needs and support their social and emotional development.

There are four teams within the Specialist Inclusion Service:

Each team has qualified, experienced and skilled specialist teachers and professionals. There are also support staff, such as deaf instructors, educational interpreters, specialist resource technicians, a speech and language therapist, touch typing tutors, a mobility and inclusion officer, a nursery nurse, support assistants and administrative staff. These specialist workers liaise with Social Services to provide a cohesive, quality service.

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Last Updated: 05/09/2014