The Services for Vision and Multisensory Children and Young people offer support to young people, who have a diagnosed visual, or multisensory impairment, in education, up to the age of 25.
We are part of the Sensory and Communication Service within the Specialist Education Service.
Our Specialist Teachers provide assessment, and advice for curriculum and technology access, and the teaching of Braille. Our Sensory Support Practitioners provide additional one-to-one input with children and young people.
We also provide training on awareness of types of sight loss, practical ways to support visual access, and how to adapt learning environments to increase independence. Our training sessions are available to families, schools, other Suffolk County Council agencies and to voluntary groups.