TACPAC – A Tactile Approach to Communication
Tacpac is a sensory communication resource using touch and music. Tacpac helps people with sensory impairment, developmental delay, complex learning difficulties, tactile defensiveness, and limited or pre- verbal levels of communication.
- Our sensory system and the role of touch
- Understanding the importance of the basic beat
- experiencing the touch and music in an activity, using objects
- Use of thematic material
- How the limbic system affects our senses
- The central role of music in Tacpac
- Sensory communication
- Sensory overload
The workshop is being facilitated by Hilary Wainer. Hilary founded Tacpac™ Ltd. and co-created the material. She has many years’ experience as a teacher and music therapist, working alongside children with a wide range of learning difficulties, in different settings. She has a special interest in those who have profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), and multi-sensory impairment (MSI). Hilary is also an accredited music therapy supervisor with the British Association of Music Therapists (BAMT), and has worked as a facilitator in schools and mental health settings. She created the ground breaking “Beat That!” events, popularising the use of the resonance board. She is an experienced trainer with a passion for everyone to reach their full potential.