Children and Young People specialist service (previously SPOT)
Communication and interaction, Education and learning, Information and advice, Life skills, Sensory and/or physical needs
The CYP specialist service, previously known as SPOT service, is made up of five specialist teams:
- Hearing Support Team
- Vision Support Team
- Access and Assistive Technology Team
- Occupational Therapy
- Childrens Autism Outreach Team (CAOT)
The teams put children, young people and their families at the heart of everything we do. We listen to children, young people and their families' choices and design our interventions according to their priorities. We provide assessment, support and advice based on highly specialist knowledge and extensive experience in our field. We facilitate individual’s independence and promote inclusion of SEND in the children and young person’s home, educational setting and community. We strive to work in a multi-disciplinary way to work jointly with other teams and services in Health and Social Care to aim for the same goals and support the children, young person and their family needs.
We aim to offer the best specialist advice for children and young people with SEND, and their families, to participate in life experiences. We promote independence through teaching skills, enabling access and encourage inclusion culture in children and young people’s homes, educational settings and community.
CYP specialist service information leaflets
- Children's Occupational Therapy Service leaflet - July 2021
- Children's Hearing Support Team (HST) Early Years leaflet - July 2021
- Children's Hearing Support Team (HST) main leaflet - July 2021
- Children's Vision Support Team (VST) - Early Years - July 2021
- Children's Vision Support Team (VST) leaflet - July 2021
- Children's Habilitation Service leaflet - July 2021
Disabled Facilities Grant
You could get a grant from your council if you are disabled and need to make changes to your home. Find out more on our Disabled Facilities Grant page.
Hadas introduces the Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (or SPOT as it was previously known) service in Somerset and the referral process of Early Help Assessments in February 2022's Local Offer Live.
|Type of provider||Targeted - This is for people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families|
Accessibility and adjustments
|Address||Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy services, Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4DY|