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…

Meltdown Notes

Mind That Meltdown Notes Here are lots of notes from Carol, Chris and Richard Sensory Stories A PDF version of Richards presentation creating sensory stories. The slides have not been saved as movies so its just stills. It will be a reminder of what he said. If you would like free weeks access to the…

Bright Start

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…

Sshh-sounds-sensory

On this very practical day, Naomi explores how to create sensory environments within your classroom to support pupils with severe and complex learning needs to engage, interact and develop their communication. To begin, Naomi shows you the importance of cutting down the distraction of background sound – and the huge impact this simple change has…

Bubble tubes and Autism

How to use this vital tool with pupils with difficult behaviour. Since the dawn of multi-sensory rooms, light rooms or whatever you may happen to call your special place, one piece of equipment has always featured. Not front and centre but always stuck in the corner and nearly always backed by mirrors. The good old…

Creating engaging sensory stories

Creating Engaging Sensory Stories for pre-formal, semi-formal and formal learners   Richard and Julie look at how to use sensory stories within the curriculum framework to create engaging learning experiences appropriate for pre-formal, semi-formal and formal learners. They will explore ways of embedding multi-sensory experiences in stories and narrative demonstrating a range of sensory stories…

Autism Behaviour Learning

With Chris Barson & Richard Hirstwood 15 March 2019 – London 22 March 2019 – Nottingham Understanding difficult behaviours starts with understanding the pupil with autism. Constant anxiety about sensory stimuli; how a pupil is uniquely affected by their autism; specific environmental influences on a pupil’s sensory system; identifying a pupil’s barriers to learning; are…