University of Edinburgh

Sensory Play and Learning for Visually Impaired Children

Presented on Wednesday 12 September 2012


This course was designed for those with an interest in sensory work with young children who are visually impaired or who have complex needs. It would be relevant to those who have access to multisensory equipment and sensory rooms but the emphasis is on the creation of simple, low cost resources.

The aims of the course were to enable participants to:

  • consider the importance of sensory work as a powerful tool in interactions with children, and the use of sensory work to encourage communication, learning and decision-making;
  • explore ways of structuring sensory sessions, including developing themes and sensory stories;
  • consider the use of multisensory equipment and simple sensory environments for play and learning;
  • gather ideas to develop low-cost sensory materials.

Target Audience: Early years workers, teachers, parents, carers, staff and volunteers

Presenter: Judy Denziloe, qualified trainer and author, specialising in play and sensory work with disabled children


10.20 am Introduction, Sheila Mackenzie

3.40 pm Course Evaluation and close