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Children's Services

Sensory disabilities

Visually impaired children/young people

Services are provided by specialist workers within our sensory teams. A Paediatric ROVI (PROVI) (Rehabilitation Officer for Visually Impaired) works alongside the child, family and Education services to provide a comprehensive package of support and instruction to enable the child/young person to maximise its potential. This involves one-to-one work with the child/young person on independence skills and mobility.

Services are provided by specialist teachers (QTVI) and habilitation workers (PROVI) within the Specialist Teacher Advisory Service (STAS)

For further information please contact:

Clarendon House,
Monarch Way,
WINCHESTER,
SO22 5PW.

Tel: 01962 876345

Fax: 01962 842762.

Deaf children/young people

Services are provided by Specialist staff within the Sensory teams, Sensory Officers (Deaf/HOH) who work with the child/young person and family to increase awareness of deafness and to develop communication skills. Information can be given on benefits and other local and national support services. Following assessment, equipment may be issued to help the child/ young person to fully access the home environment – the television, telephone, door bell and smoke alarm for example.

Services for Sign Language users are provided by Childrens Services. For more information please contact 0845 603 5620 or e-mail childrens.services@hants.gov.uk.

 

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