Sensory Classrooms

Classroom Assessment

With all the in depth knowlege we have about autism and sensory clutter, many classrooms are still places were the walls are covered in sensory clutter. Why not try this classroom assessment and see how your environment meets the sensory challenge.

Richard Hirstwood

Developing personal pathways

In this article, Barry Carpenter discusses how the learning needs of our children with CLDD are changing, as the conditions that the children present with are also changing. We need to deepen our understanding of these changing learning styles in order to more accurately meet their needs.

Barry Carpenter OBE, CBE

Engaging sensory learning

 – outside the sensory room! Whichever curriculum or pathway you use, one of the first steps will be based on the student actually noticing stimuli around them. But for many of our pupils with profound and multiple difficulties…

Richard Hirstwood

Hands are handy things

We take them for granted, they exist at the ends of our arms, and so integrated are they in our total being, that we use muscle memory to carry out an incredible range of movements and tasks; interpret sensory signals from those supporting personal safety to those providing access to complex literature and use them creatively to express ourselves in so many ways.   More

Carol Allen

Autism and Learning Styles

When teaching, it could be said that understanding a learner’s strengths and abilities is more important than understanding a learners weaknesses and disabilities. Everybody is good at something, so what is the learning style.

Richard Hirstwood & Clive Smith

Having new eyes

engaging children and young people with complex learning difficullties and disabilies in learning. A paper which discusses the engagement profiling and scale.

Barry Carpenter OBE, CBE

Playing Different - Learning Different

This is a prezi presentation which Clive presented on one of our ‘Big Autism Play Days’.

Clive Smith

Creating safe spaces

Problems arise for everyone when trying to learn anything we all know that but just why do we struggle. Generally, one of the obvious problems is the brain needs to prioritise all the aspects of the new tasks. This paper looks at the idea of creating small spaces in classroom and gives you some rational as to why?

Clive Smith

Popular cheap sensory

Here is a downloadable list of the cheap sensory ideas Richard and Clive has on their courses.