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Service for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children

We provide support and advice to Deaf and Hearing Impaired children, young people and their families.

We aim to enable appropriate access and inclusion, in order that children and young people fulfill their potential.

The Service has integrated resource provision based in:

Angram Bank Primary School
Greystones Primary School
Lower Meadow Primary School
Ecclesfield School
High Storrs School
Silverdale School


Who to contact

Contact Name
Caroline Chettleburgh
Contact Position
Head of Service
Telephone
0114 273 6410
E-mail
Caroline.chettleburgh@sheffield.gov.uk

Where to go

Name
Service for Deaf and Hearing Impaired children
Address
Floor 4, North Wing
Moorfoot
Sheffield
Postcode
S1 4PL

Inclusion Information

Supports special needs and disabilities
Yes
Special needs and disabilities details
Hearing impairment

Other Details

Referral required
No
Referral Details

We have an open referral system.  The majority of referrals come from the Health Service and contact is made within 2/3 weeks.

Age Range
0 years to 16 years

Local Offer

Description

We provide support and advice to Deaf and Hearing Impaired children, young people and their families.

We aim to enable appropriate access and inclusion, in order that children and young people fulfill their potential.

We provide:

  • home visiting support for families with young Deaf and Hearing Impaired children
  • advice and training for early years providers, mainstream and LA special schools
  • direct teaching and in-class support
  • specialist equipment e.g. radio aids, soundfield systems
  • Specialist Integrated Resource provision based in 3 primary and 3 secondary schools in the city.
Contact Name
Caroline Chettleburgh
Contact Telephone
0114 273 6410
Contact Email
Caroline.chettleburgh@sheffield.gov.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type
Specialist

General Extended Local Offer Response

Eligibility criteria for your service and any priority groups 
  • Children and young people with a diagnosis of hearing impairment.
  • Support is allocated according to the National Sensory Impaired Partnership (NATSIP) Eligibility Critera, reviewed as appropriate.  Access to Integrated Resource provision is made through the statutory assessment and statementing process.
  • We have Integrated Resource provision
  • The service provides the following support packages:
    - annual assessment and advice
    - termly or half-termly monitoring
    - regular teaching visits from a qualified Teacher of the Deaf, and  some additional TA support as appropriate

 

Waiting list details 

We have an open referral system.  The majority of referrals come from the Health Service and contact is made within 2/3 weeks.

Staffing arrangements details 

The Service employs a range of specialist staff:

  • Qualified teachers of the deaf
  • Specialist teaching assistants
  • Deaf Instructor
  • Educational Audiologist

Support is allocated according to the NATSIP criteria.

Some staff are able to use PECs and Makaton, and all staff have or are working towards British Sign Language Stage 2.  Some staff have Stage 3. Interpreters are provided as appropriate.

Staff training to support children/young people with SEND 

Teaching staff have or are working towards the mandatory Teacher of the Deaf qualification.

All Service staff have or are working towards British Sign Language Level 2.

There is expertise across the Service in a range additional needs e.g. autism, speech and communication difficulties, behaviour management, learning difficulties 

Communicating with service users details 

Service staff keep in regular contact with families. 

Parent/carers are contacted before the initial assessment is carried out, and are welcome to attend.

For pre-school children, progress is monitored in consultation with parent/carers, using the Early Support Monitoring Protocol.

Written information is sent home with children following each school visit by the teacher of the deaf.

The Service runs a ‘Little Ears’ pre-school group on a monthly basis, in conjunction with Hearing Services at the Children’s Hospital. 

Other parent learning events take place from time to time.

Some community languages are spoken by Service staff, and interpreters are used as necessary.


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Last Updated
05/09/2016
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