The Plymouth Advisory Team for Sensory Support Team helps children and young people (CYP) with a sensory impairment by supporting and enabling independent learning and the development of appropriate life skills.
We work with CYP from birth to 19 years who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, Deafblind or Dual Sensory Impaired who need support and/or advice (for themselves / their family / their educational setting) in order to access the curriculum and environment at the same level as their peers.
What we do
- Provide advice and support for CYP, their families and educational settings
- Carry out direct teaching with CYP
- Provide training
- Carry out assessments
- Liaise with other relevant professionals
- Carry out registration visits (visual impairment)
Specialist Equipment Pathway:
We work with families, local health services and education settings to assess the individual needs of children and young people. This enables us to identify specific needs and explore appropriate provision of specialist education equipment
PATSS Equipment Pathway Flowchart [77KB, Word]
These documents set out what is expected of schools at universal, targeted and specialist level and how the Plymouth Advisory Sensory Support Team (PATSS) can support schools to deliver provision for children and young people with Hearing and Visual Impairments (HI & VI).
Graduated Approach - VI [48KB,Word]
Graduated Approach - HI [50KB, Word]
Related pages and services
- Plymouth Advisory Team for Sensory Support (PATSS) - Deaf and Hearing Impairments
- Plymouth Advisory Team for Sensory Support (PATSS) - Visual and Sight Impairments
- 0 - 25 Statutory Assessment Team
- Communication Interaction Team
- Early Years Inclusion Service
- Educational Psychology Service
- Plymouth Advisory Team for Sensory Support (PATSS)
- SEND Children's Occupational Therapy Service
- SEND Strategic Advice and Support
- Children's Disability Team Social Care
How to request support
To request support email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01752 668000 or complete the Request for Involvement form.
Medical information is required which we use with a visual assessment (where relevant) and criteria from the National Sensory Impairment Partnership to decide on the level of support given.
This page is part of Plymouth's Local Offer.