Sensory Training

Sensory Play Training’ is suitable for

  • Out of school clubs
  • children’s centres
  • Short breaks providers,
  • P.A’s, T.A’s and
  • Anyone else working with children with additional needs.

Training can be adapted to suit the needs of your team and can be delivered as either :

  • Whole day 7hrs (including access to the Sensory Truck)
  • Half day 4hrs

What does it include ?

Intro    

  • Who are we ?
  • What do we know?
What is Sensory Play?

  • What do we mean by the term ‘Sensory Play’
  • ‘Sensory Environment’ and
  • ‘Sensory Integration’
Introduction to the senses

  • Our 5 senses and
  • The additional senses we have
  • Why are these significant for our children
  • What additional needs can children have with their senses.
  • Activities for the different senses
 Introduction to Autism

  • What is Autism spectrum disorder or ASD
  • How to recognise it and
  • How to work with Autism in the Sensory Environment
How to work towards ‘sensory outcomes’ such as:

  • Improved Communication
  • Improved concentration
  • Switching skills
  • Gross/fine motor skills
  • Visual skills
  • Relaxation
  • And how to record them
Sensory Play cues

  • What are they 
  • How to recognise them and
  • How to respond to them
  • Building up relationships in the Sensory environment
Sensory environments-looking at:

  • Examples of different sensory environments
  • How to create your own at home
  • Portable sensory kit.

 

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Training Outcomes-You will gain

  • An understanding of the terms surrounding sensory work and sensory environments
  • An introduction to the senses and what activities you can use to stimulate them
  • An introduction to Autism spectrum disorder.
  • An understanding of the theory behind sensory work and how to apply it to working with children and young people in a sensory environment.Asian girl and hurricane tube
  • Understand the key differences between how some children will experience sensory equipment and how you will.
  • A tool box of activities to use in a sensory environment.Hurricane hug
  • Knowledge of how to work towards sensory outcomes with children and young people.

Other elements we can include

  • Working with P.E.C.S (Pictorial Exchange Communicatuion system) 
  • Visual timetables
  • Sensory exploration with messy play
  • Sensory on a shoestring -cheap ideas for you to take away

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You can select elements that suit the needs of your staff or we can design a course together that suits you.

For more information you can phone and speak to Kate on 0117 9551561

or email Manager@bristolplaybus.org  

or you can download the flyer here   Sensory Training flyerOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGreat awe and wonder