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
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.
- 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.
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.
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)|
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.
NEW FOR 2020! INTRODUCING TACPAC TUTORIALS – The convenient way to train
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).