The news you’ve been waiting for! We have secured venues for Tacpac training in New South Wales for March next year.
For parents, SEN teachers in mainstream and special education, adult care support workers, Tacpac training teaches the theory behind Tacpac’s unique combination of touch and music. It instils the confidence and skills in multi-sensory interaction to effectively deliver the Tacpac activities.
A choice of schools, City Council venues and rural venues means you will be sure to find one that suits you:
- Bankstown – Essential and Advanced Training
Bankstown Public School, 61 Restwell Street
Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th
- Campsie – Essential and Advanced Training
CBCity Canterbury Council Chambers, 137 Beamish Street
Friday 13th and Saturday 14th
- Rosemeadow – Essential and Advanced Training
Mary Brooksbank School, corner of Anthony Drive and Cleopatra Drive
Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th
- Picnic Point – Essential Training
Cub-Bee House Early Learning Centre, 13 Ramsay Road Picnic Point 2213
- Harden – Essential and Advanced Training
Harden District Bowling Club 57 Binalong Street Murrumburrah
Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th
Book now here: Tacpac Australia
Or, register your interest in training with Karen Rivers on email@example.com or call to speak to her for more information and an informal chat on 041 1241 582.
Whether you are a parent or carer of a loved one living with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Dementia, whether you are part of a school or adult care service, Tacpac Training is considered by many to be an essential part of Tacpac’s unique benefits.
‘TOTALLY enjoyed this training. A must for teachers who work with additional needs students. Music and touch are powerful, discover it for yourself!’ Kiri Burgess, NSW Dept of Education
Meet Tacpac creator, Hilary Wainer
Hilary is travelling to New South Wales to deliver our training resources to professionals and parents who use Tacpac to communicate in a sensory way. There are two ways to meet Hilary and get your Tacpac training;
- Tacpac Training in Sensory Alignment (Essential & Advanced), including 6 hours professional accreditation through NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority)
- Tacpac Tutorials – a follow up from the training, live in your own session to develop your best practice and instigate processes specific to your setting. Read more about the tutorials below.
Watch a Tacpac session in action
To register your interest in training, please contact Karen Rivers on firstname.lastname@example.org or call to speak to her for more information and an informal chat on 041 1241 582. Or book now for Tacpac Australia on our website.
For those Tacpackers living in Australia, we have made training available in the form of Tacpac Tutorials.
What happens in a Tutorial?
Your trainer is invited into your Tacpac session by skype, zoom, facetime or any other mutually convenient form of digital connection. One person will hold and guide the device, while another will lead the session. The video focus will be on whatever you have previously decided on in your Tutorial Planning sessions. Your trainer will comment live during the session.
How many staff can we have in one tutorial?
As many as there are children in the group. If you’d like another member of staff to be sitting in to learn about a session, they’d be welcome too. This is a training as well as a tutorial.
Which Tacpac set should we use in the tutorial?
If you are just starting, set 1 is a good set to start with. It doesn’t matter where you are in the set cycle. Remember that one set should last about 6 months. Since a tutorial is not a performance, it should flow naturally within the timetable and schedule of your normal curriculum timings and plans.
Do we need to use the app in the tutorial?
Yes. By the time we get to having the tutorial, you should be set up with your account, music, speaker, and objects.
How long will a session last?
In normal practise, a session lasts about ½ an hour. For the tutorial, we allow an hour since anything might happen between discussions and technology – we’ve learned to cater time for the unexpected!
How will the trainer know about the children or adults in our group?
In your tutorial preparation time, you will be able to compile and send to the trainer all the information you feel is important for the trainer to know about.
The better the trainer is prepared by you, the more support and teaching you’ll be able to receive.
When will we have to send in all our information to the trainer?
In our setup agreement, we will decide on mutually agreeable dates. Your trainer will need time to read up and understand your situation, the condition of the children, of the staff, of the environment. You will need to give as full a picture as possible. We will need to give the trainer enough time to absorb all this information prior to a session.
Will we have all our questions answered?
Tutorials work in partnerships. Your trainer will help you because she has a lot of previous experience, but you know your children. Often there is no one correct answer. There may be a discussion about options for best practise, or time needed for further consideration. Whatever the outcome, the process will involve the combined skills and experiences of your professional staff and our professional Tacpac trainer.
What are the benefits of a Tacpac Tutorial?
- To attend a Tacpac Training in person, each delegate would pay £150
- There is no personal follow up in a general training
- The trainers never get to see you work in person
- You can include as many staff members as you like in a tutorial
- Your tutor is directly involved with your delivery, with the group members and your process of development.
What happens after a session?
Your trainer will have a video copy of the session. She will also be commenting throughout the session. She will then make notes about her comments and about the session and send them to you along with the copy of the video of the session. You are welcome to share the video with as many staff as you like, thereby training them too when they use Tacpac in their classes.
After that, you have an opportunity to debrief with the trainer, and discuss the comments, and what you’ve learned from them. As tutorials are a partnership, we all learn from each other during these debriefings.
Please take a look at this link, where Rexhina from Albania describes her experience of Tacpac Tutorials.