Children and young people

Sense has launched an inquiry into play opportunities for children with multiple needs. If you're a parent or professional, we want to hear your views

Having a child or young person in your family who is deafblind or multi-sensory impaired can be a cause for concern. 

Many of the ways in which hearing / sighted children are encouraged to develop may not be appropriate to best support the needs of a child who is deafblind. 

The health, education, and social care systems parents need to navigate to get the best for their child can also be complicated and off-putting.

We can help

A toddler playing and walking away from a man

Sense has wide experience in working with parents to help them to understand their child and to make the most of any residual hearing or vision.

Our Children’s Specialist Services team can advise families on ways to communicate with their child, how to encourage them to play, and how to develop their skills. They can also help with issues involving education and offer advice on how to access the services your child needs.

Ideas and information

Our Children’s Specialist Services team can offer practical ideas on a whole range of topics relevant to supporting children and young people who are deafblind.

Take a look at these pages for more information:

First published: Friday 23 March 2012
Updated: Monday 19 October 2015