Sensory Testing at Rylands Farm

The day was planned and led by Kim and SLC students and involved students from a local special school.

Today was designed to help young people understand how to cope with a disability and the difficulties of being a carer. We chose the farm because of the unfarmiliar surroundings and because it was noisy, smelly and the strange sensations (such as being licked by a cow). Students were blindfolded to perform a number of tasks and this increased their other senses making related feelings easier. Students were surprised by the difficulties of being a carer and having to disregard your fears to be supportive of your charge. They found that staying focussed, attentive and reassuring when you didn’t feel confident was extremely difficult.


Written on Thursday, July 19th, 2007 at 3:07 pm by Ian. Filed under News.

One comment to “Sensory Testing at Rylands Farm”

  1. Paul Hopkins said, at 4:21 pm on October 19th, 2009 :

    What a fantastic idea, introducing difficult to engage teenagers in an activity that makes them think, take responsibility and challenge the prejudices!!!

    It takes a certain something to be able to do this with teenagers, giving them something to actually think about!!!

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