£48 (Single Ticket)
This course explores the practical design of a multisensory room. It looks at different room types and their use. There are tips for revamping a tired existing room, choosing equipment, preparing a suppliers’ brief, room structure and maintenance.
Module 1 – What is a Sensory Room?
Module 2 – Multisensory Room Design: For Autism and Complex Needs
Module 3 – Revamping a Tired Multisensory Room
Module 4 – Multisensory Room Supply and Installation
Module 5 – The Structure of a Multisensory Room
Module 6 – Multisensory Room Equipment
Module 7 – The Role of the Multisensory Room Coordinator
Richard Hirstwood is the founder of and lead consultant for Hirstwood Training.
He is passionate about enabling educators/practitioners to maximise the impact of delivering sensory learning opportunities, in a sensory room or other learning environments, with the resources available to them.
His extensive experience is based on practical knowledge, giving him insight into what works and what doesn’t in multisensory practice. Regular sessions with children and adults with autism and all additional needs in a variety of multisensory and classroom settings enable him to maintain this level of excellent practice.
I found the ideas, equipment and the checklist most beneficial.
Very informative about the use of the bubble tubes.
For me, the most beneficial aspect of the course was the different ways to use the room effectively for various needs of the learners, explanation of how to use the switches.
Everything was valuable.
It was helpful to understand how to turn a bare and basic “calming room” into an Autistic friendly sensory chillout break room to help my students discover self-regulation skills without the need for intervention from a member of staff.