How it all started

TACPAC was created for children with PMLD, SLD and various learning difficulties in response to the total lack of appropriate sensory resources.

We improvised music and made various textured objects available which matched the texture of the music and made these available to our pupils. The result was very exciting.

To cut a long story short, we repeated the session for many weeks. The other staff became enthusiastic, and asked us to make it into something more permanent, easy to use and transport, so they could do this too.

The whole process was great fun, and very rewarding to see how many children responded so positively to the music and the touch.  Today Tacpac reaches people of all ages and abilities, all over the World.

Hilary Wainer BMus, MEd, DipMTh, Dip Psychotherapy

Co-Founder and Director

Hilary co-founded Tacpac™ Ltd. and co-created the material. She has many years’ experience as a teacher and music therapist, working alongside children with a wide range of learning difficulties, in different settings. She has a special interest in those who have profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), complex needs and multi-sensory impairment (MSI). Hilary is also an accredited music therapy supervisor with the British Association of Music Therapists (BAMT), and has worked nationally and internationally as a facilitator in schools and mental health settings. She created the ground breaking “Beat That!” events, popularising the use of the resonance board. She is an experienced trainer with a passion for everyone to reach their full potential.

Laura Cozier

Customer Services and Administration

Laura joined Tacpac in the Summer of 2019 and bring with her a wealth of administration experience from various sectors.

Laura provides administrative support to the team and its customers and manages the operations of the day to day running of Tacpac.

Passionate about Tacpac, Laura is inspired by the clients and service users who have benefited by using the resource and is driven by the potential Tacpac has to grow and flourish in communities and schools internationally.

Before joining Tacpac Laura worked as a PA at an Oxford College and has a degree in French and Spanish.

Sad Announcement:

If you have been on a Tacpac training, you most likely will have been trained by our training manager, Susie Fuller. We are very sad to tell you that Susie died unexpectedly during a course of medical treatment on Friday 11th September 2020. Susie has been an inspiration to the Tacpac team, a tireless trainer who loved going around the world and the UK training countless teachers, parents, and other professionals. Susie’s understanding of sensory processing, and her many years of experience working with parents and children made her the best of trainers, whose knowledge, authority and authenticity made people feel safe and comfortable, and able to leave a training filled with excitement at the thought of starting their next Tacpac session.

If anyone feels they would like to comment on the trainings they have received from Susie, it would be comforting to read. We will pass these on to her family. Please email us on info@tacpac.co.uk should you have any comments. 

The Tacpac community sends their condolences to Susie’s family. We have lost a wonderful person, our inspired Tacpac trainer, and a good friend.

Hilary will take over as Training manager and keep Susie’s vision going, of having everyone able to deliver excellent Tacpac sessions!

Susie Fuller, B.Ed SEN, PG Dip LACIC

Training Manager

Susie has spent her teaching career working with children with SEN. Prior to this, she worked with both adults and children in residential care. Susie has specialised in supporting children with language and communication needs, including those with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder). She received a post- graduate diploma in Language and Communication Impairment in Children (LACIC) from Sheffield University. She is especially passionate about using Tacpac to enhance interaction and attachment between children and their carers. Susie leads Tacpac trainings and alongside Hilary, continues to develop it to support the professionals who are using Tacpac with an increasing range of people. These include babies in hospice care, adults with profound disabilities and those with Alzheimer’s.

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