MSI curriculum

This curriculum for multi-sensory-impaired children was published by Sense in 2009.

(PDF) A curriculum for multi-sensory-impaired children

Authored by Dr Heather Murdoch and colleagues from the MSI unit at Victoria School, Birmingham, it is a formalised document based on many years of experience in developing curriculum approaches for children who are deafblind and multi-sensory impaired.

The curriculum addresses the particular learning needs of pupils with MSI who are working at P levels 1-8, in order to give them the awareness, experience, understanding and learning skills they need to access National Curriculum programmes of study successfully. It deals with the issue of pupil progression in a clear and practical way.

What does the curriculum cover?

  • Social relationship and emotional development
  • Communication
  • Conceptual development
  • Sensory responses
  • Understanding time and place
  • Orientation, movement and mobility
  • Ownership of learning
  • Responses to routines and changes

This content was last reviewed in April 2022. We’ll review it again next year.