Support for professionals working with children

Many professionals will only come across deafblind children very occasionally and may be uncertain how best to support their individual needs.

Two women demonstrating a tactile object

Our Children’s Specialist Services team works in partnership with professionals, building on their skills and knowledge to help them develop a holistic view of the children and young people they are working with. 

Our experience of supporting deafblind children, young people, and their families has been developed over many years. 

This means we have wide experience of the impact of deafblindness and multi-sensory impairment. We also have comprehensive knowledge of the most appropriate strategies and interventions to support them.

Watch our subtitled film that showcases our services for professionals working with deafblind children.

Expertise

"I am writing to let you know how delighted and impressed we have been with Sense’s work reviewing our early years VI / MSI children. Your thoroughness, professionalism and dedication… have been outstanding."

Head of local authority sensory impairment service

Because we work with deafblind children and young people all the time, we have developed expertise that we share in national and international forums. 

We also use this expertise to provide training and consultancy services across health, education, and social care.

One part of our training and consultancy work is involvement in the assessment process. We are also currently piloting a resource for health professionals aimed at helping them to support deafblind and MSI children in hospitals

Additionally, we have information and advice for teaching professionals along with general advice on working with deafblind children

Getting in touch

To find out more please contact Sense's Information and Advice service who will ensure you are put in touch with the right team:

Email: info@sense.org.uk
Tel: 0300 330 9256 or 020 7520 0972
Textphone: 0300 330 9256 or 020 7520 0972
Fax: 0300 330 9251

Related links

Quick tips for communicating with deafblind people

Resources for professionals working with children and young people

Intervenors in action DVD

Training calendar

First published: Wednesday 30 May 2012
Updated: Monday 10 November 2014