We're a specialist team for children and young people who have combined sight and hearing loss.
What we provide
We work with children and young people up to the age of 18 and provide:
home visits to pre-school children
support to pre-school groups where deafblind children play and learn
training and support for professionals
assessments for children and young people, focussing on vision, hearing, communication and development for Education, Health and Care plans
observations of pupils and written advice and recommendations
advice on resources, adaptations, and technology
advice on strategies, curriculum adaptation and communication techniques to develop learning skills
liaison with other teams and with medical professionals regarding support
support at professionals meetings and with families.
Who can use the team
If your child has been diagnosed with deafblindness, or a condition causing deafblindness, they can be referred to us.
A referral can be made by health professionals, schools or a parent.
A service request form needs to be completed and sent to:
The Woodside Centre
Welwyn Garden City
What happens next
If your referral is successful, we'll be in contact to arrange a visit.