TACPAC Sensory Communication Essentials Workshop
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.
This is an introductory workshop. Attendance on this workshops enable you to registered for the Advanced workshop on Tuesday 13 March: #1H9h6Q.
The workshop is being facilitated by Hilary Wainer, founder and co-founder and director of the Tacpac programme. 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).
- 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
- Understand the theory behind Tacpac
- Learn to internalise and effectively deliver the Tacpac activities
- Experience ‘sensory overload’ for yourself
- Heighten awareness of your own senses (we have more than 5)
- Discover how to work effectively with touch
- Build skills in multi-sensory interaction (touch–sight–movement–sound)
- Synchronise your sense of touch with your sense of music
- Meet other professionals in the field, parents, and carers
- Receive a Tacpac CPD Certificate in Sensory Alignment.
PRE-REQUISITE: You need at least 1 Tacpac Set to put this training into practice at your Setting or at home. If you do not have access to one you can buy a set online at: http://tacpac.co.uk/shop/
The opportunity to attend both days will deepen your knowledge base, improve your practice and increase learning outcomes for the students you work with.
New Zealand (nationwide)