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Peterborough Sensory Support Service Visual Impairment

Sensory Support Service, Third Floor, Bayard Place, Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1FB
01733 45 44 60
Opening Times:
8.30am - 4:30pm
8.30am - 4:30pm
8.30am - 4:30pm
8.30am - 5pm
8.30am - 5pm

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Organisation details

The sensory support service provide specialist educational support city-wide for children and young people with sight loss, from pre-school through to higher education, 0-25. They aim to enable individuals to have equal access to all curriculum experiences and opportunities.

The service provides help with:
- advising class teachers and classroom assistants regarding understanding implications for VI
- optimal lighting, seating position and classroom organisation
- specialist skills teaching such as braille, touch typing, basic independence skills
- access to learning materials in large print, braille,
- transition arrangements between educational placements

Most children who need specialist support are referred by medical personnel. Anyone who is closely involved with children and concerned about their vision should seek a medical assessment via their GP. The Sensory Support Service can be made aware and upon receipt of a medical report, interventions can be discussed.

Services offered:

  • Learning braille
  • Educational support
  • Learning Moon

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This organisation was verified on 17 November 2016

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