The Leeds Social Skills new and exciting workshop project is all about our senses.
Our senses allow us to learn, to protect ourselves, to enjoy our world. Can you imagine what it might be like to live your life without any of your senses? The senses usually work together to give us a clear picture of the things around us. If one sense is not working due to an accident or illness, then other senses will take over or become stronger to make up for the missing sense. The five senses are: taste, sight, touch, smell, and hearing.
During this project members will participate in action research, finding information on the internet, books and journals all about other people’s sensory differences e.g. Temple Grandin and Luke Jackson.
As a group we will embark on lots of fun Community Participation Activities which will allow us to receive a variety of sensory experiences… Yes it’s time for bubble wrap stomp painting, laser questing, a light disco with big T, going out in the rain, making bubble machines, visiting the wonder lab and senses exhibition at Bradford Media Museum and running through the trees in Rothwell Park.
We hope to capture and record all our experiences using mobile phone and video cameras and make this into an eclectic short film.
The key aim of this project is to introduce all members and staff to gain a greater understanding of our own sensory preferences and differences. We will keep you up dated by sharing our antics on the Specialist Autism Services blog… please stay tuned.