Multi-Sensory Learning

Using the natural rhythms found in craft and land-based activities. Tapping into many sensory experiences to aid learning.

Activities that engage the senses, particularly rhythmic activities such as weaving and wood carving, can enhance the ability to engage in learning, strengthen communication development and build social relationships. For both learners and residents, multi-sensory activities will play an important role in their weekly living and learning schedule.

Girl doing woodwork in the forest.
Boy doing green woodwork
Boy and man in a room at a weaving loom.

During woodwork sessions, learners are encouraged to use the calming, rhythmic process of sanding to manage their behaviours and emotions.

Estyn Report, October 2019