Pre-school children with sensory impairments
Specialist teachers can give advice and strategies if you have a pre-school child who is deaf, blind or deafblind.
For children who need specialist support to learn through play, a specialist teacher can visit you in your home. They will help your child with communication, sensory play, getting around independently and more.
The Specialist Teaching and Learning Service (STLS) - Sensory Service offers support for families across Kent.
For pre-school children and their families, the specialist teachers:
- give information about your child’s sensory impairment
- advise on toys and learning through play
- give information on modes of communication or tactile approaches
- monitor development and set goals
- offer contact with local support networks
- support your child when starting at pre-school or school
- give training to pre-schools and schools.
Contact the STLS Sensory Service
If you live in the north or west of Kent contact Sue Holder:
If you live in the east and south of Kent contact Jo Clarke:
For visual impairment enquiries contact Jennie Russell:
Multi-sensory impairment (deafblindness)
For multi-sensory impairments (deafblindness) contact Suzanne Wilkins: