Hearing Support Team for deaf children and young peopleEducation and learning, Equipment and adaptations, Information, advice and guidance, Sensory and/or physical needs
The Hearing Support Team is part of the Children and Young People’s specialist service (previously known as SPOT), SEND and Inclusion support Somerset. The Hearing Support Team works with children and young people from birth up to 25 years old (post 16 young people will receive support in educational setting only with Education, Health and Care Plan).
We visit children and young people in their homes, pre-school settings, schools and colleges.
We provide information to parents about using hearing aids and the effects of hearing loss on language development and access to learning.
We work closely with audiologists, ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) consultants, cochlear implant teams, educational psychologists and speech and language therapists and voluntary agencies such as National Deaf Children’s Society.
We provide direct support and training for school and nursery staff in order to be sure the needs of your child are planned for.
During October 2022s Local Offer Live sessions Rosie shares the support the team can give to children and young people with hearing loss.
- Hearing Support Service Newsletter December 2021
- Hearing Support Service Newsletter March 2021
- Hearing Support Service Newsletter April 2020
Hearing Support Team information leaflets
- Children’s Hearing Support Team (HST) Early Years leaflet – April 2023
- Children’s Hearing Support Team (HST) main leaflet – April 2023
Type of provision
Targeted - This is for people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families
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Accessibility and adjustments
|Information about wheelchair access|
|Additional SEN information|