Practical Sensory Traded Services

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Priestley Smith School now offers a range of Practical Sensory Services to Professionals, Schools and Students. These include direct delivery of support and training, teaching and learning packages, adapted specialist programmes of work, access to technology and production of high quality braille and tactile diagrams. Whilst this is primarily aimed at children and young people (CYP) with vision impairments, certain services are also offered to CYP with Hearing Impairments (HI) or Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).

Take a look at the information below or download one of our leaflets.

We are now also registered with Student Finance England to provide NMH-Non Medical Help support, including Mobility and Independence Training under DSA to students at Universities across the West Midlands. Contact us if you are looking for support. Find us in the list of NMH suppliers here


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In addition to offering bespoke training to individual students in Orientation and Mobility (O&M) and Independent Living Skills (ILS) and specialist small group ILS courses, the Habilitation Team can offer a wide range of CPD programmes to Professionals, Schools and Colleges . This includes awareness training in O&M, Sighted Guide techniques and ILS, training in the practical delivery of independent living skills, purchasable schemes of work and parental engagement packages. Mobility Training is primarily directed at children with vision impairments, but similar programmes are also available to pupils with Hearing Impairments (HI) or Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).

For more information or helpful skills demonstrations why not take a look at our youTube channel here

You will find short videos explaining more about Habilitation, mobility and orientation and independent living skills.


The Reprographics Team will provide tactile access to whole reading schemes, text books, SATs work, conversion to UEB braille and past assessment papers. Ask for a quote

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For Education Transcription into Braille, Tactile diagrams
Whole book transcription, Text books and Past Exam papers

For Business Custom braille for menus, business cards or handouts. Click here for more details

For Personal your child’s own copy of their favourite book produced in braille or large print . Click here for more details

Technician’s Service

The Technician’s Service can offer advice on selecting suitable devices, networking and systems, melding specialist as well as advice, service and repairs for Specialist PCs Laptops, Apple devices, Braillenotes and Braillers.

Curriculum Support

Support, advice and resources to help your vision impaired students to successfully access the curriculum, available with or without training. Topic areas include Food Technology, Physical Education (PE), Personal Health and Social Education (PHSE), Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) in line with the 2020 curriculum changes. Find out more on RSE here.

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Contact us

You can contact us by email : or by phone: 0121 325 3904

The Offices are closed during school holidays, but don’t worry, we are still here! contact us via Facebook- Practical Sensory at Priestley Smith @PSatPS . We look forward to hearing from you!

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