The Sound Learning Centre is dedicated to helping children and adults with sensory problems but we recognise that not everyone can travel to our London centre. So we run a variety of outreach programmes where The Sound Learning Centre travels to you.
Assessment and Treatment
We can provide assessments and treatments in other locations exactly as we do in our London Centre.
Treatments must be preceded by an Assessment, normally a Standard Assessment. We are able to offer three Standard Assessments per working day.
Treatments normally consist of combined Auditory Integration Training (AIT) and Lightwave Stimulation (LWS), with optional Neuro-developmental programmes. A single set of AIT and LWS equipment can normally cater for up to four clients.
Although we are able to travel away from the Centre for individuals or any size of group, an effective number is six clients, which can be assessed over two days, followed by ten days of treatment. Where clients are able to complete the formal tests, the final assessments will add one or two more days. The total programme duration is thus between 12 and 14 days.
Larger groups can be catered for by increasing the sets of equipment and by ensuring sufficient treatment staff are in attendance.
Training and Talks
In addition to treating clients, we can offer a number of other services during the same period which may enhance the overall programme. We are able to offer the following:
- Talks to special interest groups, such as parent support groups, schools, expatriate organisations
- Conference presentations
- Training courses – SenseAbility
In order to assist local groups in their liaison with potential clients we are able to offer printed literature, DVD’s (PAL or NTSC) and e-mail and webpage support. Please contact us for further details.
Costs and Logistics
The following key requirements need to be taken into account:
- Travel time allowance
- Equipment shipping
- Assessment and treatment rooms
The basis of our fees for outreach programmes are our Standard Fees for Assessments and Therapeutic Programmes, plus reimbursements for costs of travel, shipping and subsistence. Obviously the pro-rata costs for individuals or small groups will be greater than that for larger groups and adding additional services to the overall programme, such as Neuro-developmental home programmes or training courses will make outreach programmes more viable.
Outreach programmes can be financially more advantageous than visiting London, as there are no costs for travel and accommodation for the participants. Furthermore having the assessments and treatments provided locally is normally more convenient and can substantially reduce any possible stress or anxiety for participants.
For Those living on the Isle of Man
Manx Mencap have generously sponsored The Sound Learning Centre to provide a number of Outreach Programmes on the Isle of Man, to groups of children and adults with a range of learning difficulties, since the summer of 2009. If you know someone who might benefit from our services in the future and who is living on the Isle of Man please ask them to contact us in London for details of future Outreach Programmes and how we might be able to help.