Non verbal drama: 
 
Open Theatre use a non verbal physical theatre practice specialising in working with young people with learning disabilities. Over the next few weeks they are sharing their practice with parents to follow with their child at home. The practitioners from Open Theatre are familiar to pupils as they have worked with them at our school in non verbal drama sessions. Enjoy!
 

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.

Music therapy activity ideas: https://www.musictherapyworks.co.uk/music-resources-for-home-learning

Live sessions uploaded twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday) https://www.soundabout.org.uk/tv/?fbclid=IwAR3K7vXOxisnsK3DVSnSqDmHM0KWn8Cw0_DpadBNwHuvHvYKwm1Brg2h1DU

Online switch activities which can be accessed using puffin browser: https://www.ianbean.co.uk/

15 Sound activities to choose from. Work your way through the different activities. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-listening-skills/zbc4y9q

Sensory Stories: http://www.greenside.herts.sch.uk/Creative/SensoryStories/SensoryStories.html

TACPAC activity – You need: A  fan – You can make on with paper. Wooden spoons Material Sponges or scourers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xBhMd20vyE

Attention Autism or “bucket” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkFdydddWcU

Physibods – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TmvZ7AYMpM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR00_mGPsdjoDiJFP9EZ26pe2nXeluw-6zz2MOEvDeVcL-bxkvAneYPojUs

Songs and activity videos – https://www.youtube.com/user/thrifttheatreuk/videos?fbclid=IwAR0whNviKe-RQf7AXtmRktIbnfue72CHH9nBRCC5t-UCEYc8TXwBleX83E8&app=desktop

The sensory projects activities – http://www.thesensoryprojects.co.uk/covid19-resources?fbclid=IwAR2lHDOjY2Ab6YAL9vosQijXbOk2aDq9L41uzIEXAcnF1P4a9kp8cRpI-jo

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