11 November 2021: 9am – 12pm

This session will clearly link sensory activities to theory in order to increase sensory learning opportunities for a wide variety of pupils with SEND.

All resources, ideas and activities shared and discussed will ensure staff understand how to implement these with intent and effectiveness.  They can be used 1:1, in pairs and with small groups of learners.

Suitable for beginners or those feeling ready for a refresh, this course will be equally suitable for mainstream, special schools and alternative provisions.

Leave with a toolkit of ideas and strategies to use in your classroom the very next day!

Agenda

9 am Admission and virtual tea/coffee to start the session!

9.10 am Welcome, introduction to the session with clarification of key outcomes.

9.15 am Warm Up Activitiy: one your learners will love!

9.25 am Session 1:   Introduction to sensory learning

  • How does your sensory system work?
  • How does your sensory system help you learn?
  • Managing sensory seeking and avoiding behaviours
  • Offering just the right amount of sensory stimulation

10 am Chat task

10.05 am Session 2: Working with vision

This session will focus on four practical activities identifying why they are important and how they are best implemented.

  • Working with umbrellas
  • Successful projection
  • Using mirrors
  • The importance of colour contrast

10.35 am Coffee break plus mini online learning course

11.05 am Session 3:  Working with hearing

  • Sound location
  • Sound and vibration
  • Sound effects online
  • Simple Big Mack ideas

11.30 am Session 4:  Working with Touch

  • Tactile Defensiveness
  • Touch and self regulation

11.50 am Q and A

12 pm Thank you and end of session!

Who should attend?

This will be appropriate for classroom practitioners from special schools and colleges, mainstream settings with specialist SEN provision and early years settings, who are working with pupils with complex learning needs and/or autism.

DIGITAL RESOURCE PACK

 

The following resources will be available in your account for one week after the course date: A digital recording of this event, any resources shared/signposted during the session and a transcript of Zoom chat.

GROUP BOOKINGS FOR SCHOOLS/SETTINGS

 

If you wish to make a group booking for this course – we can do this quickly and easily for you! Please email a spreadsheet with the first name/surname/email addresses of the delegates you wish to book for. Email to lois@hirstwood.com. We will then create access to this course for your colleagues. A Purchase Order Number will secure your booking.

Important information before you book

 

The ‘Book now!’ button will take you to a new page where you can book and pay for this course.  Please note: if you are booking for someone else, please create the account using their name and email address.  You will still be able to pay by credit card (even it has a different name/school name on it.)

Cost: £50 plus VAT per place

(£60 including VAT)