Tacpac UK is returning to New South Wales in March 2020 with NESA accreditation, Trainings and Tutorials

Welcome to TACPAC

Tacpac is a sensory communication resource using touch and music to help communication and social skills

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The Essentials Training offers: the theory behind Tacpac, and the confidence and skills in multi-sensory interaction to effectively deliver the Tacpac activities. The Advanced Training Day enhances: understanding of the sensory world and brain development, observation skills, confidence with touch and music, familiarity with Tacpac objects, and linking to themes and curriculum. The trainings are both tremendously rewarding and fun as you meet fellow Tacpackers (professionals, parents, carers) all with their own stories and experiences to share.

Essentials Training Day

Course Content

  • 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
  • Sensory communication
  • Sensory overload

After 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 Certificate in Sensory Alignment.

Advanced Training

Our Advanced Training Day training is for Tacpackers who have done the the Essential Training, and are using Tacpac in their daily work.

The Advanced Training both improves and boosts your delivery skills. Together we consider the effectiveness of the sensory experience of Tacpac by focussing on the sensory stimuli, processes and responses within the brain.

Course Content

  • Using video’s to improve our practice

  • Understand how music affects us

  • The development of the brain and the role of sensory experience

  • The role of the key worker and the impact of attachment

  • The place of sensory stories in our communication

The aims of the day are:

  • To develop your understanding of your own sensory responses

  • To develop your powers of observation to enable more effective communication

  • Understand the components of music at a deeper level, enabling you to guide your touch more intuitively

  • Understand the development of the brain and the role of sensory experience

  • Be familiar with the use of Tacpac objects

  • Build confidence for thematic work and Tacpac

Early Bird bookings receive 10% discount (before 6th February 2020)

Course Full Price Early Bird booking before 6th Feb
Essential AUD$330 AUD$297 (10% discount)
Advanced AUD$330 AUD$297 (10% discount)
Both AUD$550 (17% discount) AUD$495 (Further 10% discount)

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The price at checkout is set in pounds sterling.

Currency conversion will be done automatically when you pay through Paypal.

The conversion is £155  – $297

You will be debited by the amount in Australian dollars. Simply put the training you choose into the basket, and purchase as usual.


If you are interested in attending a training day, please fill in the form below




E: office@tacpac.co.uk

W: www.tacpac.co.uk

Tacpac in Sydney, Australia

NEW FOR 2020! INTRODUCING TACPAC TUTORIALS – The convenient way to train

Tacpac Tutorials

Get help in your own setting to develop awareness, knowledge, skills and confidence for your Tacpac sessions. Hilary Wainer, creator of Tacpac, and the lead trainer, will take you through a three stage process of: 1) preparation (using a questionnaire, and phone, skype or email as necessary), 2) live video link doing continuous observation,  feedback and side-coaching during a Tacpac session in your setting (up to 1 hr), and 3) written summary after the session, identifying your strengths time: and challenges as sensory communicators, and making recommendations for group or individual professional development. [Total tutor time: c. 2¾ hrs]

Tacpac Tutorials give you best practice techniques directly relevant to your own group, and help build mutual, practical support amongst your Tacpacking team.

If you are interested in a Tacpac Tutorial and would like to know more about how it works, fill in the form below and we will send you more details.

There is an option of an extra video conference follow-up meeting (1hr, open Q & A).

Please contact me