University of Edinburgh

Multi-sensory rooms (MSRs)

Presented on Wednesday 29 February 2012

Course Evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 25 
Number of Respondents: 25

Overall Assessment: 

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?

Ensuring that all learning is a sensory experience.
To use sensory room for something other than the DVDs most staff currently use it for.
Cascade into 3 schools that I work in, offer to 2 other schools in the Authority.
Start buying lights, lasers etc to use with my pupils.
Everything! Brilliant speaker – entertaining and informative.
Projectors, sensory stories.
I can’t wait to get back to try out the ideas. Love going on courses like this.
Change my approach to sensory education.
Use of sensory room appropriately with moderate learning difficulties (MLD) pupils.
Share information with staff in all the schools I work in. Use of projector in more inventive ways.
Will buy ‘cheap ideas’ – change our sensory room at school – pass on the information.
To take these new ideas and try our best to implement these in the playroom/sensory room.
Make a lot of the equipment to use in dark room, try to encourage purposeful use of sensory room.
This will transform the sensory experience provided in our Centre.
In practical sessions, directly with pupils, share with work colleagues. Purchase more resources.
New experiences for my class in our sensory (room).
Use to enhance learning techniques.
Lots of brilliant ideas for resources, which I will definitely buy for the library.
As soon as I go back I will use the information I have used.
I will take some of the ideas and pass onto parents when creating sensory spaces in the home.
I will now make better use of sensory room and add to it with new ideas.
When helping to set up sensory rooms and when working with children in sensory rooms.
Change the use of our own sensory room. Add resources to ASN classrooms.
I will be cascading info to other staff within the school as well as using ideas in the classroom.
Sensory area in classroom; very useful and interesting course. Lots of great ideas.
Take home lots of new ideas for myself to use and to pass on to colleagues.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

Exciting, passionate speaker – extremely innovative and motivating.
Cheap ideas to use in the multi-sensory rooms eg UV torches.
All the hands-on material.
Lots of ideas (2), enthusiasm.
Course was great.
Enthusiastic presentation.
The practical aspect, the fun, the up-beat presenter. It was inspirational and memorable.
The hands-on approach, to be able to visually see and touch all the new resources.
Ideas and examples of cheap and easy to make equipment.
Ideas, resources.
Enthusiasm of delivery! Sharing of your ideas.
Info on iPad apps (2) and cheap ideas for resources.
Things you can make yourself and iPad info.
Having hands-on experiences using the different items available.
The clips of examples.
It was kept very light and fun which makes it easier to remember things.
iPad information; cheap ideas; sensory stories.
Practical ideas.
Great practical tips which can be used straight away in classroom.
Enjoyed the whole day. (2)

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

More cheap ideas!
More coherence & logical order.
Longer time to get hands-on experiences – probably.
It could have been longer/more time. (5) To learn more about expensive, attached equipment already in place.
More ideas on how to use sensory room – existing expensive equipment.
Earlier start would allow more time for content.
Nothing apart from closer to home (Aberdeen)!

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How did you hear about this course?

SSC Courses Brochure. (6)
Course Leaflet Mailshot. (2)
Co-ordinator/Line Manager. (8)
SSC Newsletter. (1)
Colleague. (4)
SSC Website. (4)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

Autism course by Richard Hirstwood.