Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction and course structure

    • Course outline

    • Your expectations of this course

  • 2

    1. Sensory on a shoestring!

    • Introduction

    • A. Before you start this module - Safety first

    • B. The top cheap and cheerful sensory tools

  • 3

    2. Portable sensory environments

    • Introduction

    • A. Introduction to sensory corners

    • B. Tent environment

    • C. Umbrella environment

    • D. Laundry baskets

    • E. Black and white boxes

    • F. Cardboard boxes

    • G. Parachutes

  • 4

    Quiz

    • Quiz

  • 5

    Conclusion

    • Conclusion

    • Evaluation form

Instructor

Hirstwood Training Founder

Richard Hirstwood

Richard Hirstwood is the founder of and lead consultant for Hirstwood Training. He is passionate about enabling educators/practitioners to maximise the impact of delivering sensory learning opportunities, in a sensory room or other learning environments, with the resources available to them. He has developed innovative ways of delivering key skills and competencies via face to face training; coaching sessions; and hands-on work with teachers and teaching assistants; as well as creating bespoke portfolios of training videos for more than a hundred individual schools and settings. His extensive experience is based on practical knowledge, giving him insight into what works and what doesn’t in multisensory practice. Regular sessions with children and adults with autism and all additional needs in a variety of multisensory and classroom settings enable him to maintain this level of excellent practice.