Why does a child who is deafblind need an intervenor?

09 November 2012

Nine out of 10 children who are deafblind left without hope of professional support

New research by Sense shows that only 10 per cent of children who are deafblind have been identified by local authorities and only three out of the 10 per cent are getting the intervenor support they vitally need. 

Read about and watch videos of our intervenors parliamentary event

An intervenor is a highly-trained professional who works one-to-one with a child who is deafblind to help them to play, learn, and develop communication while they are growing up. 

This support is vital for children to overcome the isolation caused by deafblindness, offering opportunities to learn language and develop in our hearing and sighted world.

The children with deafblindness, their parents and Sense Ambassador, actress Rebecca Front joined Sense at an event for MPs in Parliament on Monday 12 November to call for better support. You can watch short video interviews with some of the families, professionals and MPs who were there.

Video: What is an intervenor?

 

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