Friday, October 23, 2009

Sense of smell helps children with sensory impairments communicate

Teachers at the Seashell Trust School in England are using the sense of smell to help empower students who cannot see and hear to make choices about food and activities, and to help give them a context for identifying their environment. The sensory program includes the use of plug-in scents -- lemon for Monday, lavender for Tuesday -- to help students recognize days of the week and laminated "smell cards" infused with environmental aromas to identify places such as the beach or the playground. The Times (London)

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