Some individuals with PMLD can dislike or even have a fear of certain types of weather e.g., thunder and lightning or very windy weather.The weather is a constant in our lives therefore it is important to build a tolerance and understanding of how weather affects us.Through this course Victoria will explore sensory based ideas on how to:
Expose individuals with PMLD to the different types of weather through the senses, in a safe and therapeutic environment.
Connect individuals with PMLD to science and outdoor learning through measurement and observation of the weather.
Increase awareness and understanding of the different types of weather and the associated items we may need, whilst providing the sensory explorer the opportunity to voice their sensory preferences through making choices and rejections during the exploration of themed weather boxes.
Share sensory ideas and inspiration for fun and engaging weather themed, sensory extension activities.
Victoria will also share a full resourced, step-by-step multisensory story, ideal used as a circle time resource or activity starter song.The course will promote engagement of the PMLD student though communication, exploration, anticipation and showing sensory preferences through making choices and rejections.
Victoria Navin has 20 years’ experience working in education, including teaching literacy skills to the travelling community and EFL to Spanish and Moroccan communities.
From 2010-2021 Victoria taught literacy and speech and language interventions in a special education school to pupils aged 3-19 with a range of learning disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, PMLD, Complex Needs, Behaviour Challenges, Downs Syndrome and Global Delay.
In March 2020 she built the website www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com as a free resource to help parents, carers and educators during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Victoria has a passion for connecting individuals with special educational needs and disabilities to literature, culture and topic through her rhyming multisensory stories in a way that is fun, motivating and meaningful to their lives.