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Day 1 Essentials Tacpac Training
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This training provides all Tacpackers with the fundamental understanding and skills necessary for the effective delivery of Tacpac. It is essential training both for experienced practitioners and also those who are starting out from scratch. We look at both the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ of Tacpac; combining theory and practice into a fun, interactive and stimulating day of training.
Our sensory system and the role of touch
Understanding the importance of the basic beat
experiencing the touch and music in an activity, using objects
use of thematic material
how the limbic system affects our senses
The central role of music in Tacpac
By the end of the day you will be able to
Understand the theory behind Tacpac
Learn to internalise and effectively deliver the Tacpac activities
Experience ‘sensory overload’ for yourself
Heighten awareness of your own senses (we have more than 5)
Discover how to work effectively with touch
Build skills in multi-sensory interaction (touch–sight–movement–sound)
Synchronise your sense of touch with your sense of music
Meet other professionals in the field, parents, and carers
Receive a Tacpac CPD Certificate in Sensory Alignment.
Pre-requisites for all training days:
Each delegate will require access to at least one Tacpac Set
Day 2 Advanced Training Day
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Day 2 Advanced Training Day is for settings as well as for proposed and open trainings. This modular training is for Tacpackers who have done the Day 1 Essential Training, and are using Tacpac in their daily work.
Day 2 Advanced Training both improves and boosts your delivery skills.Together we consider the effectiveness of Tacpac in further supporting the receiver’s development in a number of key areas. The morning will consist of an analysis of video footage. This will be provided by you if the training is in a setting, or by the Trainers if the training is an open one. The videos will be a key element in the training.
Video footage of your practice (in a setting)
Feedback from your staff who use Tacpac (in a setting)
Discussion with your management ( in a setting)
Modules that can be included and based on your requirements are:
By the end of this training, you can expect to:
Be more aware of your own sensory vocabulary, responses, strengths and weaknesses
Develop your powers of observation at a much quicker pace, thus allowing you to adjust and adapt for more effective communication
Understand the components of music in Tacpac at a deeper level, enabling you to guide your touch more intuitively.
Be familiar with the use of all the objects
Be able to keep accurate and meaningful records, related to whichever assessment tool you are currently using. (P scales, B squared, Rarpa, Asdan)
Have more confidence when talking to members of staff who have recently become givers.
Create your own sensory stories, or use the ones supplied by Tacpac.
Receive a Tacpac certificate in Advanced Training in Sensory Alignment
Pre-requisites for Day 2
Each delegate will require access to at least one Tacpac Set and to have attended our Day 1 Essentials Training course.
How to get on a TACPAC training day
You will see TWO types of courses:
These courses are those which are taking place on the day specified.
These are courses that will take place if a minimum of 12 people register. For the proposed ones, getting friends and colleagues to register interest will speed up the process!
Scheduled training dates 2017
Future Day 1
15 March. London: Newham
17 March. Birmingham
23 March . Plymouth
24 March. Bristol
2 May Dublin
3 May Belfast
5 May Glasgow
17 May Manchester
30 June Winchester
Future Day 2
10 May London
18 May Newcastle
5 July Birmingham
6 July Manchester
25 October Glasgow
If you would like to attend, please use our link below
No scheduled or proposed course in your area?
If you can’t get to a Tacpac training day, Tacpac can come to you!
Propose a location and approximate date and if 12 or more people are interested then we will come to you.
We can train a closed group of your colleagues or friends or open it to everyone in your area.
Who can propose a Tacpac Training?
Anyone can propose a training day. You could be a parent, a carer or a professional. If you would like a training close to where you live or work, simply fill in the form to your right. We will set up your proposed day on our calendar so that others can be invited and can go to your proposed event and register interest. As soon as we have a minimum of 12 people, we will make sure this proceeds to a training day. You can track the number of people registering interest, so you know how close you are to having the training. We will fully support anyone proposing a training.
What are the benefits of proposing a Tacpac Training?
You could have a training right in your own town or setting, making access easy. Others in your professional community might want to join in on a training, but don’t know how to go about it. Parents / Carers who are using Tacpac at home are usually unable to travel long distances to find a training. They could join in, thereby boosting numbers. You would get free place on the training!
Who will help me do this?
We will fully support your efforts at proposing a training in your area, by helping you network with your local education and health services, partnership settings, and other like minded organisations and groups, in order to get a diverse and enthusiastic training group together.