Specialist Support Professional for Students with Multi-sensory Impairment (MSI)

Specialist Support Professional for Students with Multi-sensory Impairment (MSI) Depending on the primary need of the student, tutorial support may be provided by a SSP for Deaf Students or a SSP for students with a Vision Impairment through liaison with colleagues specialising in MSI. The support provided by the specialist is bespoke for the combined vision and hearing impairments of the student (including deafblind students). The Specialist uses their knowledge of previously used strategies to ensure the utilisation of appropriate communication strategies to enable access and understanding of carrier vocabulary. The specialist supports planning work load and structuring assignments, access to research sources and support preparation for assessments. In addition, the SSP will provide the HEP with bespoke advice on making adjustments to meet the needs of the student-this will be done only with permission of the student. In addition to, providing advice students and universities with regard to modification of any learning materials into accessible formats (including Braille and tactile diagrams).

This support is not subject specific support but support to enable access and will include appropriate modifying of carrier language of assignments.

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