Delivering sensory health services - elearning for healthcare
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About the Delivering sensory health services

This programme aims to equip professionals with knowledge and understanding about children and young people with complex learning disabilities and autism and special residential schools and colleges that meet their educational needs.

The video led interactive resource seeks to introduce professionals undertaking oral health, eye care and audiology services to the environment of a special residential school or college.

Participants will benefit from knowledge and understanding of the children and young people who they will be supporting and advice and guidance on how to personalise their service to meet their needs to facilitate sensory checks.

There are 3 interactive learning modules: –

  • Introduction
  • The children and young people
  • The school environment

The programme will take approximately one hour to undertake, and learners will get a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Although aimed at sensory staff, the content is not profession specific and would be useful to any health and care professionals working with children and young people in special residential schools and colleges for the first time.

More information

Special thanks to the children and young people at Overley Hall School Shropshire, their parents and all the staff for their contribution to the making of this resource.

Meet the team

  • Mary Busk – Senior Family Carer Adviser, NHS England & NHS Improvement
  • Wendy Bellis – Specialist paediatric dentist and Honorary Clinical Senior Teaching Fellow, The Eastman Dental Institute, University College London
  • Kate Williams – Deputy chief executive, National association of special schools
  • Rupesh Bagdai – Chair – Local Eye Health Network & Optometric Advisor, NHS England and NHS Improvement North West
  • Claire Dorer – Chief executive, national association of special schools
  • Vivien Cooper – Chief Executive, Challenging Behaviour Foundation
  • Richard Everitt – Programme Manager: Optical Services Commissioning, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Urshla Devalia – Consultant Paediatric Dentist, University College Hospitals London
  • Carol Reece – Head of Dental & Optical Services Commissioning,NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Lesley Thorndycraft – Advanced Speech and Language Therapist, Seeability
  • Ruth Thomsen – Scientific Director, NHS England & NHS Improvement
  • Alan Day – Director of Care, St Joseph’s Specialist Trust

How to access

In order to access the Delivering sensory health services elearning programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Delivering sensory health services elearning programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Delivering sensory health services elearning programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

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