Explain how to access extra support or services to enable individuals to communicate effectively
There are a number of services that can be accessed to support communication. These include:
There is also a range of specialist equipment. [ These include:
- Induction loops
- Braille embossers and printers
Each local government body should provide Language Support Services, which will include British Sign Language interpreters, deaf
blind interpreters, lip speakers/readers, and note takers. These services can be utilised by educational and health services through a booking system.
Each local authority educational department also has access to a team of support specialists including speech and language therapists.
Support can also be found on the internet through various specialist websites, including:
1. The British Deaf Society
2. The National Blind Children’s Society
Support can also be found on the internet by use of a search engine.
Local health clinics and libraries will also provide information on how to access help and support.
Within my role as a classroom teaching assistant there is a clear line of communication ad procedure to follow in order to access these services. ]
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