How Tacpac works
Each Tacpac activity has music which is specifically composed to reflect the texture of the object which goes with it. This means that the receiver of the Tacpac session experiences complete sensory alignment – what they see, is what they hear, is what they feel. The music matches the touch in every aspect. Over time, this enables your receivers to develop trust with you as their partner, the giver. Your partner can then begin to express themselves by showing what they feel or what they want.
Some of the objects used for Tacpac activities include: a washing up sponge, chopsticks, a pastry brush, a fan, a paint roller and marbles – to name a few. These are all objects which you may already have around your home. There is no need to buy any expensive equipment. The Tacpac app which you can download onto your phone or tablet means that you can play the music tracks easily without needing an internet connection or even a power source. You can also work with occupational therapists or speech therapists , jointly agreeing on outcomes and aims. To find out more details of what’s included in each Tacpac set and how it works, go to the shop page here.
Personally, I have found the Tacpac training and Tacpac experience one of the most beneficial experiences of my time as a professionalJeremy, Astley Day Centre
Where do I start?
An ideal starting point would be to purchase Set 1 and 2. You can take your time to establish a safe, trusting and predictable environment, whereby you and your receiving partner can gently start to establish a sensory communication. Each set should last about 6 months. Do not rush! Stick to the beat!
Each set is accompanied by our helpful videos showing you how to use the objects to do the activities and one for setting up your room.