Hearing Impairment (HI) Service

If your child or young person has a hearing impairment (hearing loss), the Hearing Impairment (HI) team might work with … Read more

Who the service provides for

Children and young people who have been diagnosed by a hearing specialist and/or have specialist equipment such as hearing aids.

Operational locations: Essex

Physical and Neurological Impairment (PNI) Service

If your child or young person has a significant physical or neurological impairment and/or medical difficulties which are severely impacting … Read more

Who the service provides for

Children and young people who have a physical or neurological need or a complex medical need which means they require additional ongoing support and equipment.

Operational locations: Essex

Support for Medical Needs

The Physical and Neurological team recommend the websites and resources below for parents of young people with a physical or … Read more

Vision Impairment (VI) Service

If your child or young person has a visual impairment (vision loss), the Vision Impairment (VI) team might work with … Read more

Who the service provides for

Children and young people who have been diagnosed by an orthoptist, ophthalmologist or paediatrician with visual impairment. This includes children:

  • registered as severely sight impaired or sight impaired
  • whose eye condition is deteriorating
  • not eligible for sight impairment registration but who have a recognised bilateral eye condition which cannot be corrected by glasses
  • who experience erratic eye movements or have a reduced level of sight with an associated condition
Operational locations: Essex

Vision Impairment (VI) Service – Habilitation

Habilitation involves one-to-one training for children and young people with a vision impairment. It teaches children who have a visual … Read more

Vision Impairment (VI) Service – Teaching Braille

A small number of children with severe visual impairment in Essex mainstream primary and secondary schools will need to learn to … Read more