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Sensory Impairment and Physical Disability

Supporting the successful inclusion of children with a sensory impairment or physical disability in their local communities, nurseries and schools

The team is made up of a range of specialist practitioners including; Teachers of the Deaf, Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Teacher of the Multi-Sensory Impaired, Teachers of Children with Physical Disabilities, Educational Audiologist, Bilingual Instructors, Teaching Assistants and a Rehabilitation Officer.

Who our Service is for

Children and young people from 0 to 19 and their families, who have a known or significant hearing loss/visual impairment or physical disability, and living in the city of Nottingham.

What We Do

We provide information and advice on the nature and implications of a sensory impairment and physical disability.

  • We provide specialist teaching, including British Sign Language and Braille
  • We carry out assessments
  • We advise on modifications and access to the National Curriculum
  • Following assessment we provide specialist equipment and resources
  • We advise on modification of educational environments
  • We liaise with statutory and voluntary agencies
  • We provide training and consultancy in Sensory Impairment and Physical Disability

How We Work

We support individual children/young people and their families from the point of diagnosis through all phases of education, adapting our support according to need.

For further information please contact the team on 0115 876 5340 or via email IES.Sensory@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Useful Links

Direct.gov.uk - Special Educational Needs
Nottingham Integrated Children's Services website
Parent Partnership Service
Royal National Institute for the Deaf
National Deaf Children's Society
British Deaf Association

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