Who can benefit?
Would like to become more observant of and responsive to the non verbal communications of others
Are seeking ways to make relevant aspects of the NZC and Key competencies accessible to learners
Would like to express themselves more creatively and freely
Find verbal communication difficult
Miss out on essential learning due to their preference for solitary pursuits and/or do not refer to others to gain help and information
Do not seem to enjoy the company of others
Struggle with depression, anxiety or frustration due to lack of effective communication
When to use it?
Throughout the day to focus and motivate, ready to learn and engage
To access and connect learners with relevant aspects of the NZC and key competencies
Prior to tasks which require increased levels of participation
When wanting to communicate and relate to others but having difficulty expressing oneself adequately
When feeling isolated, frustrated, depressed or anxious due to a lack of participation and involvement
What is covered in a Working with Sounds workshop?
Suggestions and advice on how to use each of the 11 tracks on the CD, covering sensory and cognitive aspects of learning and communicating
practical help and advice for your specific situation
giving practical examples on how this programme can work, based on our and others experiences
How to connect with the NZC and Key competencies to focus and maximise learning
How to adapt and extend each part of the programme to become flexible and responsive to the changing needs and abilities of your learner and communication partner
Reflection and analysis of work practices
What workshops/seminars are available?
Workshops respond to specific situations and requests from participants with practical ideas and techniques; they provide intensive hands on training in small groups and can be held in classrooms with students on request.
Group size is limited.
Seminars introduce a range of practical ideas and techniques to cover a wide field of potential situations and common requests. Group size is not limited.
The outcomes noted for our learners speak for themselves in terms of the effectiveness of this programme. This programme astutely acknowledges the uniqueness of our learners whilst enabling extended engagement on a personal and highly motivating level. Working with Sounds is a core daily programme within our classes and a highlight in the school day. Ellie Salcin-Watts, Music Therapist and Assistant Principal, Maitai School, Nelson