There is an offer from TACPAC for a free TACPAC 5 set when purchased using the Code: 8Q7A3TXS
The website link is: https://tacpac.co.uk/product/set-5
What is TACPAC
Tacpac draws together touch and music to create a structured half hour of sensory communication between two people
What are the benefits?
Tacpac music is composed specifically to reflect the texture of each object so that the receiver experiences total sensory alignment.
Tacpac can be used by anyone.
Tacpac builds communication skills.
Tacpac enables progress to be measured and recorded.
Tacpac can be used in any setting – at home, in school, in hospital, in residential care or even outside.
Beyond Words is a charity that provides books and training to support people who find pictures easier to understand than words. Whether supporting somebody with a learning disability or communication difficulty, our resources empower people through pictures.They have a collection of books which are free to download. These include:
- Beating the Virus – A short wordless story, that will help people to understand what to do if you have Coronavirus and how to keep yourself and those who you care about safe. The story also shows how to safely help others who may be self-isolating. Supplementary text at the end of the story gives information on where people can seek help if they are unwell and signposts to other useful resources.
- Good Days and Bad Days During Lockdown – A wordless booklet with scenes from existing Beyond Words stories looking at what makes a ‘good day’ and what makes a ‘bad day’.Scenes address social distancing, lockdown, mental health and daily routines.
Under the Sea Project
The topic this term is all about water so a story has been created based on exploring things under the sea. This is a project that should last you until the end of summer term. We would normally do a PMLD Extravaganza show to perform to the whole school. However in light of current circumstances we thought it might be nice for you to explore your own drama. There are ideas of things that you could make, props, puppets, costumes etc. You can use plastic bottles, cereal boxes anything that you can find in the home to make props with. There should be something to explore for each slide. If you can find things you have at home for them to explore that are water based, or you may have sea creature toys that you can put in a tray of water. The power point is just merely a guide line you don’t have to follow it all. Feel free to make it your own with whatever resources you have at home. I have put some music links to go with each slide. Feel free to choose other music would fit best for your drama. We look forward to seeing/hearing about your end product.
|This link is relevant for all parents/carers of PMLD learners. It is an online support network in which parents/carers, teachers and other professionals share ideas, and discuss any ideas||https://our.choiceforum.org/c/pmldnetwork|
|This link is relevant for all parents/carers of PMLD learners. This website shows videos of intensive interaction in action, which is vital to develop communication for our learners||https://www.intensiveinteraction.org/|
|These activities are mainly for EYFS and primary age PMLD learners, however could be adapted if needed. They are all linked to Easter||https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=pmld|
|These links are for Sensory Stories and are relevant for all parents/carers of PMLD learners||http://www.greenside.herts.sch.uk/Creative/SensoryStories/SensoryStories.html|
|These links are relevant for all parents/carers of PMLD learners, and are based around mental health and wellbeing activities.||Breathing Exercises – https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2hrO425XjCp6Zhu145VEgh5VizIDq2xJJMvLPNhNhIexf4CJEVkw4rj-4&v=mEZn_DxfMEs&app=desktop#menu|
Chair Yoga –
Chair Zumba –
Gong Therapy –
Laughing Yoga –
Guided Meditation for kids –
|This link is relevant to all parents/carers of PMLD learners. Soundabout are offering free online music sessions for you to join in at home. Please note: you have to have a Facebook account to join in||Online Music Session –|
|This link is relevant for all parents/carers of PMLD learners that utilise symbols or PECS at home/school.||Visual Cue Cards –|
|This link is relevant for all parents/carers of PMLD learners, and provides a range of different activities to try at home, which can be adapted to fit your specific learner||Range of Activities –|
|This link is relevant for all parents/carers of PMLD learners and provides a ‘sensory shopping list’ to support your sensory play at home||Sensory Shopping List –|
|Bringing theatre home||https://www.youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon|
Online switch activities which can be accessed using Puffin browser: https://www.ianbean.co.uk/
Big Top Musical
Mindfulness & Yoga
Creative & Sensory ideas
Shake and Wake wellbeing dance to Reach for the Stars with Ruth.