Published on: 15 October 2020
The boys in Prep PMC attended a sensory show as part of the AWESOME Arts Festival.
The show – called Whoosh! – was performed by Sensory Theatre and offered a multi-sensory adventure that the boys embraced and enjoyed with great enthusiasm.
As part of the theatre experience all participants are encouraged to operate the piloting controls of the ship they inhabit. The ship’s controls consist of a suite of interactive tools – in the form of computer coded light and sound-based games – that are responsive to the participant’s sensory interactions.
These types of sensory activities make-up a significant part of the program offered in the Peter Moyes Centre. Sensory play is not only a super fun way to encourage essential skills but it’s also incredibly effective in supporting language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social skills.
Ms Dianela Chacon Acting Co-ordinator of the Peter Moyes Centre in the Prep School commented that “There are no doubts on the benefits associated with sensory experiences for children with Autism. It was great to see the boys embrace the activities with such enthusiasm, they were all involved and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”