Early Years SEN toolkit - Sensory and physical needs

Strategies and resources that are useful for children with hearing, visual and/or physical needs.

Hearing needs

The Hearing Impairment Team is part of the countywide Special Educational Needs (SEN) teaching and advisory support service (SENSS). They work in partnership to secure good outcomes and a positive future for children and young people with hearing impairment.

Assessment, planning, and recording templates

Early support materials are designed to help families and practitioners observe and record a child’s development and progress. For example, in Oxfordshire, we use:

Activities and strategies

Resources

Visual needs

The Visual Impairment team is part of SENSS, a countywide Special Educational Needs (SEN) teaching and advisory support service. We work in partnership to secure good outcomes and a positive future for children and young people with visual impairment.

Assessment, planning and recording template

Resources

Support groups

Multi-sensory impairment

The Multi-Sensory Impairment Team is part of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) teaching and advisory support service (SENSS). They work in partnership to secure good outcomes and a positive future for children and young people with multi-sensory impairment.

Physical needs

Activities and strategies

General self-care strategies

Toileting

PromoCon offer advice and information on the whole range of childhood continence issues. They cover a range of issues for potty training a reluctant toddler to children with complex needs and bladder or bowel problems.

Resources

Activities to support visual motor skills

Resources

You can find additional information on the Oxford Health website.

Sensory activities and strategies