Communicating through touch the TacpacTM way

TacpacTM is a structured tactile play format for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties. It aims to heighten levels of awareness and intentional communication through responses to stimuli. These responses may be reflexive, for example sucking, grasping, Moro (startle) reflex, or they may be perceived as a response to the stimuli. It encompasses a tactile approach to communication.

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Sue Murray, Rosemarie Ells, Hilary Wainer
Paper presented at South Pacific Educators for Visual Impairment (SPEVI) Biennial Conference,Perth

Jan. 2007