Prerequisites to communication – based on the work of Dr Chris Kiernan (1982)

In order to communicate and/or to learn to use a language, the learner must have: Sensory Abilities: Adequate Hearing and Vision We need to know to what extent the child or adult can hear and see. Such disabilities profoundly hamper communicative responses. Assessment and then stimulation in the multisensory studio, can lead to the training…

New Zealand

Talk notes and links These are the notes and links for Richards talks about engaging classrooms and sensory stories.. Online sensory training here…. Click above to go to Richard Hirstwoods online training. There is a free module here for you to complete. The rollout of more and more sensory courses begins on the 6th January…

Sensory room environments

Sensory Room Design Get the catalogues and you will note that there are hundreds of products you can use. The catalogues are a veritable Aladdin’s cave of cash consuming gadgets, but it would be wise to think about the following points first. The size of the room you choose is mainly dependent on what you…

Ipads Autism

We really need hard evidence to support importing new teaching technologies into the classroom. The trouble is, there is little evidence to guide us as to what works and in what way. Also, autism is so wide and so variable across the spectrum that it’s hard to be clear as to what we mean when…