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Is a wonderful treasure chest of “home made” tried and tested activity ideas for you to try out and adapt to the needs of the children with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties and those on the autism spectrum. All resources are free to download and include sensory stories, communication, songs and music, great website links,an ideas gallery and printables!
California Deaf-Blind Services
Serves individuals who have hearing and vision problems, with or without additional disabilities. Has a very good library of fact sheets and newsletter archive.
California Deaf Blind Services
Of particular interest is the article on “Rethinking Morning Circle”. Click the link below to go directly to the page. At the bottom of the article there is a link to a fantastic paper on, “Making Morning Circle Meaningful”. Heaps of strategies and ideas – some re-affirming and some new. The article and supporting video clips can be downloaded.
Hirstwood Training and Florich Productions – The Mulit Sensory Website
A must to visit if you are looking for information and ideas on multi-sensory learning. You can find out more about multi sensory approaches to learning: articles, and heaps of ideas! This is the cyber home of Flo Longhorn and Richard Hirstwood both renowned, international presenters in the field of sensory learning.
http://www.multi-sensory-room.co.uk and http://www.hirstwood.com
Linden Lodge is a school for students with visual impairments in the UK. They provide a very good overview of using Objects of Reference.
Multi-sensory Room You Tube channel
Richard Hirstwood, Multi Sensory Room has a You Tube Channel dedicated to Sensory Learning. There are over 50 movie clips on a whole array of topics BUT the including a number on the I Pad!
Objects of Reference
An introductory guide to the use of objects of reference for those working with children and adults in the early stages of symbolic communication. The book provides guidelines for selecting, introducing and developing the use of object symbols. To buy Adam Ocklefords Objects of Reference book:
The PMLD Network is a group of people committed to improving the lives of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (multi disabled students with a severe intellectual impairment). Lots of ideas and free resources.
Sensory World is a brand new website; a virtual, interactive house filled with activities designed to stimulate learning and promote choice for people with multiple disabilities and profound intellectual impairments.
Tacpac® is an activity pack that combines touch and music to promote communication and social interaction, sensory, neurological and emotional development. This website will provide you with information and articles on the resources.
Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs
Fantastic Blog! With a massive bank of resources and ideas for teachers of learners with severe, profound, intensive, significant, complex or multiple special needs. http://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.co.nz/2007_06_01_archive.html