What is the role of an Educational Audiologist?
- Provides a statutory service under the SEN Code of Practice and the Children and Families Act 2014
- Holds the mandatory qualification that enables them to assess, advise and teach deaf children and young people
- Holds a qualification in educational audiology
- Works in homes, early years settings, schools and colleges providing specialist assessments, support and advice to parents/carers and professionals
- Works closely with health and social care and other agencies (where appropriate) following diagnosis
- Collaborates with voluntary agencies to provide services e.g. National Deaf Children’s Society
- Works with audiology departments to ensure children and young people receive the most appropriate assessment and amplification
Who is the service for?
All deaf children and young people from diagnosis.
The Local Authority commissions VSSS to provide a service to children and young people with a sensory loss who are in compulsory education, but not post 16. Post 16 providers can commission VSSS, through a Service Level Agreement, to provide support by contacting the head teacher.
Who do they work for?
Virtual School Sensory Support
148 Woodside Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR7 9QL
Tel 01603 704040