The Westminster Training and Outreach Hearing Impairment Service offers specialist support to children and young people (aged 0-25) who or deaf or have some degree of hearing loss.
The team consists of specialist Teachers of the Deaf (ToD) who have first qualified as teachers and then taken extra training in providing quality teaching to mainstream learners with hearing loss. Services they offer include:
- specialist assessments and interpretation of results
- providing advice and guidance
- teaching directly in groups or one-to-one using an enriched language input
- fitting and maintaining specialist hearing equipment
Please download this information booklet for more information on what the Hearing Impairment Service can offer you.
The service supports all children and young people with hearing impairment from birth to 25 years. The CYP should live within the borough of Westminster if pre-school age and/or attend a school or nursery within the borough. This includes mainstream schools, academies, free schools, independent schools and private schools.
The service is free to all children and young people who have hearing impairment support written in their SEN Statement/EHC Plan and to all children with hearing impairment in Westminster maintained schools
Referrals can be made by schools, the local authority, health professionals or families.