Kennel Lane School
‘At Kennel Lane we use our OptiMusic in all our themes created within our Curriculum Sensory Space.
These have included themed sessions such as the circus where students had the opportunity to sit or lay in a sensory swing and move around with batons or stick on pads to break the beams making various circus themed noises whilst pretending to be Acrobats.
On the Farm – students had great fun taking turns to guess what animal would appear on the screen and what noise they could hear when breaking the beams.
In our Native Americans theme the students had the opportunity to make up tunes using the drum programme and each took turns breaking a beam matching colour symbols to colour beam to create a drum beat for a pretend Pow Wow.
The OptiMusic has become a valuable piece of equipment in our Curriculum Sensory Space and has given our students the opportunities to develop both fine and gross motor skills, concentration skills, social skills and most importantly independence by being able to explore and create to their own level of abilities.’
Clare Coombs (HTLA), Support Staff