Kingsdown is a school for children aged 3 to 14 who have severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, physical disabilities and associated learning difficulties. The majority of pupils within the school have communication difficulties therefore the specialist sensory dark room area provides an essential space where the children are able to develop their visual attention and tracking skills. They are able to experience and develop an understanding of cause and effect and environmental control through the use of switches, but also through ‘roller ball’ and ‘joystick’ controls. The pupils have access to the Dark Room on a 1:1 basis with a member of their class staff.
Southend on Sea, UK