Brent Sensory Support Service (hearing and vision impairment)
Getting referred to us
Most referrals for children with vision or hearing impairments are made by local or specialist hospitals after diagnosis and the service has developed good contacts with them. Parents are informed by the hospital about the Brent Service and the hospital gets their consent to refer on to us.
If schools are concerned about a child who does not have a diagnosis they can contact us directly (see leaflet). Parents who are concerned about a possible vision or hearing difficulty will be advised by the school to get an appointment with a health professional for example, a GP, who can refer on if necessary, or an optician in the case of a child not seeing clearly in class. We can then get involved if necessary.