Sensory play and learning
This one-day course is designed for parents, carers, staff and volunteers who are interested in using sensory work with young children and with disabled children and young people. It is relevant to people who have access to multisensory equipment or sensory rooms, but the emphasis is on the creation and use of simple, low-cost sensory resources.
Aims of the course:
To enable participants to:
- consider the importance of sensory work as a powerful tool in our interaction with children and young people, and the use of sensory work to encourage communication, learning and decision making
- explore ways of structuring sensory sessions, including developing themes and sensory stories
- consider the use of multisensory equipment and sensory environments for play and learning
- gather ideas to develop low-cost sensory materials.