Sensory impairment

16th April 2010 at 01:00

There are 4,000 children in the UK who suffer from multi-sensory impairment (MSI), also referred to as deaf-blindness.

- Sufferers have a combination of visual and hearing difficulties, although most have some sight andor hearing.

- Children can be born with conditions that cause deaf-blindness or can acquire them as they go through childhood from contracting conditions such as meningitis.

- There are two courses for teachers of MSI-impaired children. One is at Birmingham University the other is at Kingston UniversityWhitefield School, London.

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