NatSIP, the National Sensory Impairment Partnership, is a partnership of organisations working together to improve outcomes for children and young people with sensory impairment. Over the last few years, we have been developing two products which may be of interest to you, your group or members, and we are hoping that you can help us to spread the word about them and make use of them too.
Find an Advisor Directory
The NatSIP ‘Find an Advisor’ directory is an independent database of specialists in sensory impairment. It includes advisors on hearing impairment, multi-sensory impairment and vision impairment. It provides access to independent and traded services of teachers with mandatory teaching qualifications of HI/VI/MSI, speech and language therapists, assessors and trainers. Some provide services which are available from local SI support services; others provide specialist services that may not be readily available, such as deafblind guidance assessment and technology assessments. The specialists listed may help meet a short-fall in local service provision or may help clarify processes in EHC planning.
To find out more about the Find an Advisor directory follow www.natsip.org.uk/find-advisor
Sensory Learning Hub
The Sensory Learning Hub is an interactive resource for all things sensory-impairment. The hub has been designed to follow 4 key areas of inquiry –
- Develop – to find out about learning and development opportunities
- Know – to find out about our ‘what works’ database with hundreds of resources aimed mainstream and special school teachers and workforces
- Share – to access resources database aimed at specialist sensory impairment workforce (teachers, therapists)
- Interact – to find out about ways to interact with organisations and others
We are building a community where we are able to support each other and promote a central place for trusted, useful information about sensory impairment. Materials submitted to the databases and resources undergo a peer review process to ensure that information is useful and of good quality.
Come and have a look and tell us what you think! Just follow www.natsip.org.uk/sensory-learning-hub