Wales Council of the Blind

Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)

Definition: Pupils with MSI have a combination of visual and hearing difficulties. They are sometimes referred to as deafblind but may have some residual sight and/or hearing. Many also have additional disabilities but their complex needs mean it may be difficult to ascertain their intellectual abilities. Pupils with MSI have much greater difficulty accessing the curriculum and the environment than those with a single sensory impairment. They have difficulties in perception, communication and in the acquisition of information. Incidental learning is limited. The combination can result in high anxiety and multi-sensory deprivation. Pupils need teaching approaches that make good use of their residual hearing and vision, together with their other senses. They may need alternative means of communication.

Category: ALN

Credit: Dept for Education

Source: http://www.education.gov.uk/a0013104/glossary-of-special-educational-needs-sen-terminology


Services mentioning Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)

Blaenau Gwent VI Education Service - (SenCom Vision and Multi-Sensory Impairment Service) Education

The service works with children and young people who have a speech, language, communication need or who have a hearing, vision, or multi-sensory impairment. The teams provide a wide range of advice and intervention strategies including teaching.

Bright Beginnings - (Royal Society for Blind Children) Clubs and social groups

Our exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old. These drop ins run every Monday from 1pm till 2pm virtually on zoom. In these sessions you can expect to see: a range of different activities each week from sensory stories to messy play and music sessions for you and your little ones to participate in; an opportunity to chat with/meet other parents and families; the chance to participate in useful discussions about practical concerns with some guest hosts.

Caerphilly VI Education Service - (SenCom Vision and Multi-Sensory Impairment Service) Education

The service works with children and young people who have a speech, language, communication needs or who have a hearing, vision, or multi-sensory impairment. The teams provide a wide range of advice and intervention strategies including teaching.

Creative - (Royal Society for Blind Children) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

We hold regular online and hybrid sessions for children and young people of any age up to 25 to come together and share their creative passion. Whether you enjoy music, playing an instrument, singing, poetry, drama, or creative writing you can join our sessions and meet others who share your interests. Online Gaming: We hold regular online gaming sessions for children and young people to come together and have some fun gaming together. Open to any children and young people up to age 25, why not come and join and meet others whilst playing online.

Monmouthshire VI Education Service - (SenCom Vision and Multi-Sensory Impairment Service) Education

The service works with children and young people who have a speech, language, communication need or who have a hearing, vision, or multi-sensory impairment. The teams provide a wide range of advice and intervention strategies including teaching.

Monmouthshire VI Education Service - (SenCom Vision and Multi-Sensory Impairment Service) Education

The service works with children and young people who have a speech, language, communication need or who have a hearing, vision, or multi-sensory impairment. The teams provide a wide range of advice and intervention strategies including teaching.

Music appreciation group - (Sight Life) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

Our Music Appreciation group usually meets at Jones Court on the second Wednesday of the month between 2.00pm and 3.30pm. Our volunteer Derek puts together pieces of music for members to listen to - anything from classical pieces to big band music - and referral-service-pears">prepares a narrative to accompany each piece, as discussion points.

Newport VI Education Service - (SenCom Vision and Multi-Sensory Impairment Service) Education

The service works with children and young people who have a speech, language, communication need or who have a hearing, vision, or multi-sensory impairment. The teams provide a wide range of advice and intervention strategies including teaching.

RNIB Library - (RNIB) Accessible media

The RNIB Library is the largest of its kind in the UK, and it's completely free, with over 60,000 items in the collection. This website is your gateway to the entire collection in one place: Audio, Braille, Music - there is so much to access, borrow and enjoy.

SASI - (UCAN Productions) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

Come and join Alys every fortnight at the wonderful Sight Life Centre, Cardiff, CF10 1BR. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. There are also opportunities to access our recording studio space there, to make podcasts, radio content, or simply engage with the stimulating possibilities offered by music and sound technology. 18+ years old. Bi-weekly on a Wednesday 11:30am-2:15pm at Sight Life Centre, Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff.

Techno-Vision Systems products and services - (Techno-Vision Systems) Access technology

Techno Vision Systems Ltd sell Braille translation software, Braille embossers, Braille paper, music products, keyboard enhancements and tactile drawing. They also provide telephone support, training, repairs and maintenance.

Torfaen VI Education Service - (SenCom Vision and Multi-Sensory Impairment Service) Education

The service works with children and young people who have a speech, language, communication need or who have a hearing, vision, or multi-sensory impairment. The teams provide a wide range of advice and intervention strategies including teaching.

UCAN Friday Nights - (UCAN Productions) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

UCAN run a regular Friday evening drama/music/social workshop in the Cardiff School of Optometry building. This is attended by UCAN members, their friends and family, and also volunteers who work with UCAN. Trainers Alex and Alys, and our Peer Engagement Officer Hannah, deliver all sorts of activities relating to drama games, acting, music recording and sound technology, Arts Awards and also the chance to relax and have fun with friends in a safe environment. School of Optometry and Vision Science, Cardiff University, Maindy Rd, Cardiff. Every Friday 5:30pm-7:30pm.