This programme is carried out in a dedicated space designed to block out noise and control temperature and lighting. It is a calm space that utilises multi-sensory equipment to stimulate the senses and promote feeling of well-being.
We support and promote the use of AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). This is an umbrella term for communication methods which supplement or replace speech. These include
“If your body is like a car engine, sometimes it runs on high, sometimes it runs on low, and sometimes it runs just right.” The primary focus is to help students learn to monitor, maintain and change their level of alertness so that they can better manage themselves.
We teach water safety, pre-swimming and swimming skills as well as peer-relationships and fun! There is an indoor heated pool at Base and regular visits to the Aquatic centre for older students. Physiotherapy programmes are supported through hydrotherapy in the heated pool.
This aims to develop the students’ perceptions and understandings of themselves in relation to the world, through movement. The Haakinakina room houses a wide range of physical equipment used for the development of gross motor movements
Group based programmes to assist Senior Students in developing emotional skills, making and keeping friends, coping with stress and feelings, learning to self-advocate and interacting in groups.
Addresses areas of functioning such as basic self-care, dressing, personal hygiene, health and nutrition and safety awareness.
Carefully designed, personalised activity plan that provides the sensory input a person needs to stay focused, calmed and organised throughout the day.