Sensory Service

The Sensory Service is a regional service to support children and young people who are Hearing Impaired (HI), Visually Impaired (VI) or Multi-Sensory Impaired (MSI).

We are a team of teachers with specialist qualifications working with children and young people with sensory impairment.

The team comprises of Qualified Teachers of the Deaf (QTOD) and Qualified Teachers of the Visually Impaired (QTVI).

We work across the age range from early years, in schools and with families. 

Sensory Service Update:

  • We are developing ways in which we can continue to support our families, children and young people. We will continue to add resources on this page. We would encourage you to check back regularly for any updates.
  • We continue to be contactable by phone and email.  Please contact us if you have any queries or require assistance. 
  • The service is currently planning towards the start of the new school year and will be following the guidance of the Department of Education and The Public Health Agency in seeking to continue to provide support.


You can send your queries to the Sensory Service email address below. A member of the team will respond to your query as quickly as possible. Please include a contact telephone number in your email.

You can also contact us by phone as below:

EA Sensory Services Contact Information
  Contact Telephone
Sensory Service   028 2566 1258
Head of Service Wendy Martin 07870 484926
Specialist Team Leader Vision Impaired Nicola Heatley 07773 000469


Visual Impairment

School Age Resources Visual Impairment

Useful Websites Visual Impairment

General Information

Tactile Learning

Tactile Learning - Braille

Hearing Impairment

Last updated: 19/08/2020