A sensory impairment is an impairment affecting hearing and sight or long term health conditions such as epilepsy.
At Rockmount, we use a variety of strategies and resources to support our pupils with sensory impairments to ensure all barriers to learning are removed. Below are some of the key strategies used with our pupils.
Managed seating plans which ensure pupils with a visual or hearing impairment are sat so they see or hear the staff appropriately
The use of coloured overlays to support reading
Encouraging touch and offering tactile experiences
Encouraging movement in a safe environment with managed risks
Reducing background noise in the learning environment
Engaging in secure eye contact during communication
Below are documents and links to information and resources around supporting children with sensory impairments and their families.