Cherri visits weekly. Since the visits have started my son expresses enjoyment from touch and will lift his arms for a cuddle. I noticed he uses some sound during the sessions. I know he loves it.
Story massage was a fabulous experience for our students. They all responded positively to the activity. A lot of our students are tactile defensive, struggle with social interaction and anxieties. These sessions encouraged intensive communication, relationship building and increased toleration to positive touch. Cherri the facilitator of the sessions was very informative, she was inclusive and ensured she was aware of the students additional needs. This was apparent in her delivery of the sessions and her differentiated resources. Story massage will be a session we plan to implement into our weekly timetable, we will be basing it around themes that are age appropriate and motivating to our students.