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MSI (Multi Sensory Impairment) Intervenor training course

The Physical and Sensory Support (PSS) team with the Equality and Wellbeing Service are pleased to offer the following course for staff providing specialist 1:1 support for children and young people with multi-sensory impairment (MSI - combined impairments of vision and hearing, also known as deafblindness).

This course is provided at no cost to professionals working with children and young people with MSI who are supported by Surrey PSS.

Course: Intervenor Training (5-day)

Date: 7 – 11 September 2020

Times: 09:30-15:30 each day

Venue: TBC – Woking Adult Learning Centre or via online video conference, dependent on Covid-19 pandemic guidance at the time

Audience: The course is for practitioners providing 1:1 support for young people with deafblindness / multi sensory impairment in mainstream and specialist education settings.


Content: An Intervenor is someone who is specifically trained to support deafblind individuals to access information, communication and their environment. Deafblindness is a low-incidence, high-impact impairment which creates a unique set of needs and necessitates specialised support. This course is designed to cover the skills, theoretical and practical knowledge needed to begin providing specialist Intervenor support for deafblind learners, including:

  • Causes and Implications of Deafblindness
  • The Role of the Intervenor
  • Vision and Hearing Impairments
  • Communication
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Learning Environments
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Sensory Integration
  • Working in Partnership

Aim: To provide participants with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to fulfil the role of an Intervenor.

To apply for a place on the course please email: as soon as possible.

If you would like to discuss the course or have any questions please email: