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Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Education Support Service For Deaf Children

Type of service:
Schools And Education Providers
Springfield, Children & Young Peoples Service, Northampton, NN1 5BE
Telephone number:
01604 364770 Or 368500
Service description:
The support team for deaf children and young people includes:

Teachers of the Deaf
Teachers of the Deaf with an additional specialist qualification supporting children with multi-sensory impairments
An educational audiologist.
Deaf instructors.
Access Communication Support Workers (ACS)
Speech and Language therapists
Early Years team

Referrals from school:
All schools have a special needs co-ordinator who should be aware of the basic strategies that are helpful for a deaf child in the classroom.

If the school requires further advice or support they can make a referral to the support service.

Hearing loss ranges from mild to profound and can be permanent or temporary. Some children with hearing loss require little or no support at school while others may need intensive support for communication and learning for all of their education.

As well as the support team, there are some mainstream schools in Northamptonshire that have their own special provision for deaf pupils.

Children attending this special provision will have a statement of special educational need or an Education Health Care Plan

Formerly known as the Hearing Impairment (HI) Team.
Not provided
Age range:
0 - 19 years
British Sign Language
Eligibility criteria:
  • Children With All Levels Of Hearing Loss
Referral route:
  • Completion Of Referral Form
  • Contact Service Direct
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Updated budget timeline 2018/19

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