Hearing Support Team for deaf children and young people
Education and learning, Equipment and adaptations, Information and advice, Sensory and/or physical needs
The Hearing Support Team is part of the SPOT (Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy) service, SEND and Inclusion support Somerset. The Hearing Support Team works with children and young people (CYP) from birth up to 25 years old (post 16 CYP 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‚Äôs 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.
- 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 - July 2021
- Children's Hearing Support Team (HST) main leaflet - July 2021
|Type of provider||Targeted - This is for people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families|
|Age range||0 to 25|