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Hertfordshire Send Local Offer

The deaflindness team, also known as the Multi-sensory Impairment Specialists (MSI) is a specialist team of qualified teachers of children and young people aged 0-25, with Multi Sensory Impairments who work closely with parents and professionals.

What we do

We provide:

  • 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.

How to access the service

If your child has been diagnosed with deafblindness, or a condition causing deafblindness, we can accept a request for involvement from health professionals, schools or a parent using the service request form. Please email the completed form with parental consent for our involvement to:

SEND Specialist Advice and Support (Multi Sensory Impairment (Deafblindness)

North Herts & Stevenage

St Albans & Dacorum

East Herts, Broxbourne, Welwyn & Hatfield

Watford, Three Rivers & Hertsmere

If your referral is successful, we'll be in contact to arrange a visit.