The Senses and Learning – £36 (Single Ticket) or included in all Bundles – Our senses play a vital role in living and learning. It is important to understand how our learners receive and understand the information that their senses send to them. In ‘The Senses and Learning’ we look in-depth at each of our…
Three courses aimed at teachers, teaching assistants and educational practitioners working with learners with multi sensory impairments. We cover the role of the senses in learning; using sensory stories; and sensory on a shoestring and creating portable sensory spaces.
These courses are aimed at special schools and specialist provisions working with learners with complex needs; autism and SEND. They are suitable for teaching assistants, teachers, therapists and other educational practitioners.
Led by Richard Hirstwood who 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.
In ‘The Senses and Learning’ we look at each of our eight senses and how we use them. We explain how learners with sensory impairments and/or autism may experience barriers to learning and explore practical strategies to reduce these barriers, including the use of repetition. Continuing with ‘Creating Engaging Sensory Stories’ Richard outlines the key characteristics of a sensory story and why you might wish to use this method of storytelling to support multisensory learning in your classroom. We finish with ‘Sensory on a shoestring and portable enviornments’ – a two-part course showcasing some of the best low-cost sensory tools and how to use these low cost sensory resources in resourceful teaching and learning. Richard suggests a variety of portable sensory learning environments you can create.
A full course curriculum, details about your tutors and testimonials are available by clicking the individual course below.
Online learning: practicalities
Each course contains a mixture of video, text, photos, infographics, downloadable resources and a quiz.
Modules within the course end with a summary of key points
Each module includes Reflective Practice activities
Learning can be accessed in any location, on any device, at any time
A side bar indicates progress through the course
All movies are closed captioned in English
On completion of each course a certificate can be downloaded and printed
Each individual staff member has their own login
Learning is flexible and convenient
Any learning or reflective practice can be revisited
The Sensory Learning Bundle Costs
Access to the Sensory Learning Bundle is for 12 months – plenty of time to learn when it suits you.
To buy up to 50 users/logins costs £495 plus VAT.
To buy 100 users/logins costs £990 plus VAT.
To buy 150 users/logins costs £1495 plus VAT.
We can give you a quote for numbers inbetween these or more – please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01524 426395 to discuss a specific number of logins/costs.
Once the number of logins is agreed, a PO number will confirm your order.
To create access for your school or setting we will need:
- A spreadsheet of names and email addresses of staff who need access to the online learning. This should be in .xlsx or .csv with separate columns for first name/last name and email address. Please check that the email addresses are correct!
- A name and email address for a designated ‘administrator’ for your account.
The administrator will be able to track the progress of each individual member of staff through the online learning.
Each member of staff will have their own unique account which they will log into using the email address supplied. Once enrolled, staff will receive an email with their login instructions.