Sensory September

Our ‘Back to Class’ Events! with Richard Hirstwood and Carol Allen.   Wed – 2 September 2020 9am – 12.15pm Thurs – 3 September 2020 12.45pm – 4pm Sat – 5 September 2020 9am – 12.15pm   The transition from home to school may be more complex this Autumn than previously due to the unprecedented…

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…

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…

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…