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…

An introduction to hearing impairment

An Introduction to Hearing Impairment –  £24 (Single Ticket) and part of the Sensory Loss Bundle – A hearing impairment affects how a learner interacts with their environment. This course explains the types of hearing impairment, their causes and implications for learning. We provide practical strategies and ideas for classroom adaptations to support learners with…

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…

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…