Creating a Sensory Classroom Environment
Whatever age or ability, we are all sensory learners.
In this workshop, Richard will look at how to create a sensory classroom environment which will enable you to offer your students engaging and creative sensory learning opportunities.
share an environmental audit for your classroom, which will show you how ‘autism/sensory impairment friendly’ your learning space is.
look at how best to carry out the audit and how to interpret the results.
explore tips and strategies to improve the identified areas of need, with both easy short – term solutions as well as more expensive or longer-term solutions.
also be looking at the principles of Universal Design for Learning in relation to developing universally accessible sensory learning environment for all students.
briefly look at the safety considerations in these spaces.
resources, equipment and ideas for equipping a sensory classroom environment.
help you to begin to write an ‘action plan’ to create a more sensory space in your classroom.
share a case study on how a special school here in New Zealand has used the Classroom Audit to improve their classroom environment to better meetthe learning needs of the students i; and the impact it has had on student engagement, attention, and learning.
The workshop is being facilitated by Richard Hirstwood, a UK based Special Education Consultant and internationally renowned for his work aroound sensory learning.
Go to his website for more information: www.hirstwood.com