Multisensory Book Reviews


Multisensory environment 1

Here is a YouTube video about Chapter 14 in the book – showing a live scenario! The author, Christopher Davies, is artistic director of Bamboozle Theatre Company and he is in the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFQuZe53Rvg (7 mins 42 secs)

You can also see one of the scenes from a Bamboozle Theatre production about a magic jellyfish here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBDCGNoVqx8

Multisensory environment 2

There are many stimulating and meaningful environments in the book and also easily assembled multisensory ones. Some ideas are stress free and simple such as a tunnel to enter a story or a pile of paper to imagine a different world. There is also a chapter on creating scenarios for topic work including:

  • Garden pond
  • Bomb site (including plastic barbed wire)
  • Woodland floor
  • Herb garden
  • Border crossing

The only criticism is tethering the excellent innovative ideas to 'suggested outcomes' such as P levels. Yah boo sucks! Let the sheer excitement overcome such barriers for the special student. They will remember it all, not a piece of paper with an outcome - creativity has no outcomes, it is the taking part that counts!



Creating Multisensory Environments: Practical Ideas for Teaching and Learning
is published by Routledge (December 2011), 176 pages
ISBN-10: 0415573300 / ISBN-13: 978-0415573306
The book is available from Amazon for UK£ 16 in paperback and the Kindle version for UK£ 14.50.