Sensory Impairment Awareness

Our sensory impairment awareness training is designed to aid healthcare staff in understanding how sensory impairments impact everyday life.


This half day course is suitable for all staff to gain an understanding of how sensory impairments can have an impact on different aspects of a persons’ life.  With a practical, experiential session, the course gives learners the opportunity to experience what it may be like to live with impairments.

Course Contents

  • Define sensory impairment/sensory loss (including deafness, blindness and deaf-blindness)
  • Have an awareness of the commonly used terminologies to describe the sensory loss
  • Have a knowledge of the statistics relating to blindness, deafness and deaf-blindness in the UK
  • Have awareness of some of the causes of sensory impairment
  • Be able to recognise sensory impairment
  • Have an awareness of the impact of different sensory losses on the individual
  • The use of effective communication tactics to improve our interaction with and care for those who have sensory impairments
  • Tips on how to maximise communication with people who have sensory impairments (including practical communication)
  • The importance of equipment training and environmental adjustment
  • Alternative ways of accessing information relating to sensory impairment
  • Helpful organisations, equipment, and websites, for those with a sensory impairment
  • Further training opportunities available for carers and other health and social care workers.

Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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