Sensory Room/ Environments Course Notes

Here are some of the our old and new course notes for people using sensory rooms. Most papers are in PDF format some will be fine to view in your browser. Feel free to download use or modify these for your own use but please let people know where you got the ideas.

The Undersea Challenge

These are notes are designed for the delegates who attended the multisensory room recipes course. Richard Hirstwood wrote it a few years ago, as part of the literacy and numeracy day. Both this one on the Hogwarts challenge are really worth a look if you are after some theme ideas for your sensory space.

Sensory Investigations

Here the movies for the delegates who attended the Multi Sensory Recipes course in December 2014. You will need you password to get to the films.

Sensory Room Design

Here are some notes for delegates about designing a multi sensory room or studio. In this short document we answer the questions about how many sockets, what colour should the room be and a host more.

The Hogwarts Challenge

These are notes are designed for the delegates who attended the multisensory room recipes course. Richard Hirstwood wrote it a few years ago, as part of the literacy and numeracy day. Even if you didn’t attend the course it should make sense.

Sensory Investigations

Here is a short paper about easy assessments (which we call ‘Investigations’) which can be used with learners who are non verbal. It relies on your interpretation of body language and can be great for setting baselines.

Baseline Information

This is a baseline information sheet, which gives examples of what information you may need when using sensory approaches. The key with this sheet is that it fits on one A4 sheet to ensure its a working document which gets used.

Photic Seizures

Seizures are often a challenge for parents and professionals and we are often told that they can be caused by flashing lights. The truth is that it is very unlikely that flashing lights will even trigger seizures, find out why here.

Photic Seizures

Seizures are often a challenge for parents and professionals and we are often told that they can be caused by flashing lights. The truth is that it is very unlikely that flashing lights will even trigger seizures, find out why here.

Baseline Sensory Assessment 

Before I split the assessment into investigation of the senses as shown above we used to carry out assessment with one document. This is an old paper which will be of use if you are interested in sensory assessment. It could also work with non verbal autism.