What is MSI?
- Multisensory Impairment (MSI) is used to describe anyone who has both a visual and hearing impairment, even if one is only a mild impairment. Sometimes the term ‘Deafblind’ is used to mean the same thing.
- We work within the family home, early years’ settings and all schools and academies to take a collaborative approach with all professionals involved with the multi sensory impaired child soon after a medical diagnosis
- North Tyneside Sensory Service employs fully qualified specialist teachers and support staff who have extensive knowledge and skills in working with children and young people with both a hearing and visual impairment.
Our work can involve:-
- Direct one to one specialist teaching
- Provision of specialist learning support
- Regular monitoring and evaluation of functional hearing and vision
- Specialist training and support for schools and settings
- Advice and application of specialist equipment
- Environmental advice
Who can refer to North Tyneside Sensory Service?
We have an open referral policy, where anyone can make a referral including:
- ENT / Audiology
- Nursery/Early Years settings
- Schools and academies
- Health visitors/social care