Therapy or classroom activities for disabled students that explore the five senses!
Going on field trips can be so much fun and so educational, but with profoundly disabled students, it can be difficult! Some children may not be able to make the trip due to health concerns or maybe there are financial limitations. I created this product in memory of a dear student I had who was profoundly disabled, medically fragile and homebound. I was young and so inexperienced with her, but if I had the chance to go back these lessons would have made her smile! Life is full of learning experiences for kids and therapists!
A student with any type of physical/visual/hearing or mental disability will be able to enjoy a part of each sensory field trip. The trips are designed where the child can be in any type environment and the teacher, therapist or parent can bring the field trip to them. That’s right, pack up all the experiences and bring it to the child. If you are in a school setting this can easily be taken to the self contained room for a group language lesson. Then use my scrapbook pages to make them an awesome bulletin board of their adventure!
The supplies needed for each trip are easy to gather together.
Two different level books are included as suggestions to read on each trip.
What will you see? Hear? Touch? Smell? Taste?
At the: Camp Out, Train Ride, Zoo, Swamp, Church, Desert, Rainforest, China, the beach or a football game.
Give your kids who may not have the chance to visit all of these places a chance to experience it for themselves!
Also included in this unit:
★written expression sheet for the student to document their experiences during the field trip with visuals (with or without assistance)
★observation form for the teacher or therapist to document reinforcing or non-reinforcing items that they saw during the field trip- use this information later when you need to use the reinforcers for stimulation or behavior! This is great for the child using the applied behavior therapy model and you find it difficult to come up with reinforcing items!
Be sure and check out ten more field trips here: More Sensory Excursions for the Profoundly Disabled Child!
OR grab both of my sensory therapy units here:
Sensory Therapy BUNDLE