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“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”. 

Handypac video

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Story Time 

Jack and the beanstalk

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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 

1. The Alaksa

2. India Bole

3 Australian aborigines.mp3

4. Back home Eastenders

5. The new seekers