Autism aware

Autism Baselines There are so many tick lists out there, they are all over the internet.  Many of these sheets will tell you that a person is autistic or has autism. Our colleague Chris Barson (who has created many online courses for us) has a different approach to baseline information. However, it could still be…

Sensory vibrations

Sound or hearing stimulation is as important as visual stimulation. Creating vibrations with music can have a big effect on a learner’s ability to understand sound. As well as helping them to regulate sound, it helps with sound location and tracking skills. The Wowee speaker (from Amazon) has long been the budget leader for this…

Effects Projectors – Look at that!

This is a fun way to project colourful images onto walls, ceilings and floors, even umbrellas. Although it could be argued that video projection offers a wider range of material, a wheel rotator projector does not require a computer, it is also very portable and does not call for the practitioner to have detailed technical…

How far can you push it?

Switching systems will enable the student to turn electrical appliances on and off via switches, which are designed to accommodate many physical demands. These systems offer more than simple on/off operation; the system presents the student with the opportunity to gain control and autonomy. Many systems are now radio controlled, so there is no lead…

Relaxology, an out of body experience!

White rooms The design of the white room is unique; it’s a space where students can relax, escape, recuperate and evaporate the stress and complexities of the real world for a short while. Visual effects and music stimulate the distance senses vision and hearing, whilst aromatherapy, tactile objects and soft furnishings may occupy the close…