About Us

We are a joint arrangement between all Local Authorities in Berkshire:

  • Windsor and Maidenhead (host authority)  
  • Bracknell Forest
  • Reading
  • Slough
  • West Berkshire   
  • Wokingham

Other agencies are welcome to contact us for directly purchased input.

 

What We Do

As a service we aim to respond effectively to the specific needs of each child and to provide support in a number of different ways. We work closely with colleagues in schools and with families, linking our work with Social Services and Health Authorities.

 

How We Do It

  • Deliver specialist assessments, teaching and advice to individual young people with sensory impairment
  • Run joint Community Audiology Clinics and joint Community Ophthalmology Clinics

    Pre school 
  • Provide a home based education programme for pre-school children who have a diagnosed sensory impairment
  • Provide Pre-School Groups with opportunities to meet families, specialists and children with sensory impairment  

    Statutory school age
  • Provide assessment, training and support for children in local authority schools  
  • Contribute to individualised school education programmes, liaising with Health, Local Authorities and other professionals
  • Deliver specialist training to mainstream and special school staff
  • Provide specialist teacher support for planning provision and the placement and monitoring of pupils with a sensory impairment in schools
  • Loan specialist equipment for pupils attending mainstream Local Authority school
  • This school based service can be purchased by Independent schools