Hearing impairment and visual impairment (birth - 4 years old)

Coventry SEND Local Offer

In this section you can find information about services and assistance available for children with hearing difficulties and sight difficulties.

There is information about services available here in Coventry and national organisations that can help you navigate assistance for sight and hearing problems nationally.

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View full details of Sensory Team

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The Sensory Team work with children with a hearing or visual impairment that are currently aged between 0-19.

Children or young people are referred either by their hospital eye or ear clinic or by their school.

The child or young person must either have a medically diagnosed visual impairment which is not fully corrected with glasses or have been issued with hearing aids.

Please telephone or email the team if you have queries about whether your child or young person is eligible for support.

Telephone

024 7678 6174

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View full details of Coventry’s Integrated Two-Year Review – ‘Together at Two’ Progress Check

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Coventry’s Integrated Two-Year Review – ‘Together at Two’ Progress Check

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) progress check, usually carried out by a child’s key person, is a statutory requirement for nurseries and childminders delivering childcare to two-year-olds within the EYFS framework. The health and development review, at age two to two-and-a-half, is part of the Healthy Child Programme, and is delivered by health professionals.  Whilst we recognise that children perform better in familiar surroundings such as their home or nursery, the two-year progress check often takes place in unfamiliar surroundings, which means the child may not truly show what they can achieve. The integrated review will bring these two assessments together providing a more complete picture of the child.

All children aged two years who are in childcare should receive a ‘Together at Two’ progress check before their third birthday, this may take place in the home, nursery or childminders. More often they take place in a health centre or Family Hub.

We have outlined the process to promote the sharing of this information at the child’s ‘Together at Two’ Progress Check:

  • The check should be completed by the child's key worker at the nursery, preschool or childminder.
  • Ideally the check should be completed before the child has his/her two-year check with the Health Visitor.
  • The check is designed to identify things they are doing well and things they might need help with.
  • The completed two-year progress check must be shared with parents and any parental comments included.
  • Parents will then share the completed progress check at their appointment with the relevant health professional. It could be kept in the child’s ‘Red Book’ until the appointment or shared via an electronic device.
  • The Health professional can use the assessment provided by the childcare provider to support the healthy child check. 

In the first instance the 2 - 2.5-year assessment should be completed. The 2.5 - 3-year check can be completed if you need to compare a child’s progress against the earlier check (2 - 2.5-year assessment) or where a child has started at your setting after their third birthday and you wish to access support from the health visiting team.  

Where a child is accessing support from the SEND team, an application for two-year funding should be submitted. This application will need to be endorsed by the child’s SEND support professional.

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View full details of Local Organisation - Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind (CRCB)

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About

Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind (CRCB) is a registered charity that provides support, information, resources, training and social activities for people with a visual impairment in the Coventry area.

The Resource Centre is open during the following times and you are welcome to telephone for an appointment or simply drop in: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00am until 4.00pm.

It's based at 33 Earlsdon Avenue South, Coventry, CV5 6TH.

For more information visit the CRCB website

Telephone

024 7671 7522

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View full details of National Organisation - National Deaf Children's Society

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The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity for deaf children.

They are there for every deaf child who needs them– no matter what their level or type of deafness or how they communicate.

For more information, please see the National Deaf Children’s Society website 

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