“Tacpac, Handypac is a sensory communication resource using touch and music. It helps people with sensory impairment, developmental delay, complex learning difficulties, tactile defensiveness, and limited or preverbal levels of communication.”
Introduce activity by saying “It’s time for Handypac massage”.
Children to be sitting on chair, facing adult if possible with their shoes and socks off, arms and legs exposed. (Jumper off but joggers could be rolled up to knees)
Find a quiet place that is not too distracting.
Before each track of the music the movement will be briefly explained, e.g. tapping with fingertips.
Only do the movements when the music is playing as this heightens the expectations and anticipation of the pupils.
Adults should be looking for responses from the children.
- Showing pleasure/displeasure
- Requesting more/stop
- Listening for the pupils voices during each session.
Some pupils may prefer to the do some of the movements to the adult.
Finish by singing “Handy pac has finished”.
Jack and the beanstalk
TAC - Lower School
TAC 1 - I like Flowers
TAC 2 - Singing in the rain
TAC 3 - You are my sunshine
TAC 4 - Find a little seed
TAC 5 - Gardeners world
TAC 6 - Secret garden
TAC - Upper School