Scottish Sensory Centre

For everyone who is involved in the education of deaf children, deafblind children and visually impaired children and young people, the young people themselves and their families.

We are funded by the Scottish Government to provide Career-Long Professional Learning opportunities to teachers and professionals, we engage in research into the issues that affect children with sensory impairments and the professionals who work with them. We also provide an information service comprising a postal lending library, information searches and online resources.

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Professional Learning

Important Notice

Due to current restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SSC team will be working remotely. All face-to-face events have been suspended and our access to the SSC web server may be more restricted than normal.

Where possible, our staff will be working to offer some online events over the coming weeks. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out what is happening.

Please check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for up-to-date news on our online events until further notice.

Meanwhile look back on Events from 2019-20 and find old gems in our Professional Learning Archive.


Would you like to find out more about new advances in knowledge regarding Sensory Impairment?

Our colleagues working in research across the world are constantly adding to this knowledge. We are here to help you to find out about new ideas.

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BSL Glossary

SSC's BSL Glossary team have collected and created British Sign Language Terms for Curriculum Topics: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics and Physics.

Includes examples and laboratory clips for students of science subjects. In addition to the website there is an App for iOS and Android.

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Events and Video Archive

Missed an event? We have materials and recordings from a number of professional learning courses available to view on our website.

Recordings and materials are available from a number of SSC professional learning events and webinars.

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We have a number of publications and resources produced as part of our many projects are freely available on our website: from our Play DVDs to How Good is Our Sensory Service? document launched in May 2019.

Materials are also available from a number of SSC professional learning events and webinars.

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