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Henshaws College - Sensory

Who is this for?

Do you want to build your self-awareness and sense of identity while exploring feelings and emotions? This course will provide you with the skills to increase your independence, enhance your quality of life and build interactions with others. It has been developed for young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and severe learning difficulties (SLD) or complex needs.

What will you learn?

On the Sensory programme, you will learn through interactions with staff and other students. You will use sensory information and work towards your personal goals and aspirations. With support from our full College team including Care and Integrated Therapy Service, you will develop the key skills of working and interacting with others.

Your curriculum

You will have a personalised curriculum which may involve:

  • Motor activities training programme (MATP)
  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Assistive technology
  • ICT, drama, music, art
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Horticulture
  • Sensory stories
  • Community inclusion

Pippa has made exceptional progress in her time at College. She has learned to reach out with her hands to explore things around her rather than retracting her hand when an object is offered. She now demonstrates empathy and concern for her peers and has developed friendships. Pippa now gets up when her peers show any discomfort and often touches their hands to give comfort."

Student Isla in the potting shed at college
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