Purpose

The purpose of the WAVE Sensory & Additional Needs (SEN) Room is to provide kids with sensory and other additional needs a place to calm down so they can re-join their WAVE section. The WAVE SEN Room Team, also aims to provide WAVE Sections with on-the-spot strategies to help kids stay in their sections.

Prior to wave

A SEN Triage team member will liaise with parents of children who may have sensory or additional needs prior to WAVE to discuss needs and potential strategies. This information will be shared with WAVE Section Leaders.

During WAVE

Primary contact will be SEN Triage Person who:

  1. Has list of potential SEN room candidates from online registration information. They will check with the Rego Team which kids are in attendance that day, and any other new registrations with sensory and additional needs.

  2. Goes between relevant sections seeing how kids are engaging with program. Intervenes where necessary to facilitate child staying with section.

  3. If necessary, escorts child to SEN room for time to calm down, monitored by SEN room team.

  4. Responds to emergency “red zone” incidents to help child calm down. Section Leader to call direct on mobile.

Feedback to parents

If child has remained with section the whole time, verbal feedback given to parent at pick up.

If child visited SEN room, a written record will be given to parent at pick up.

Questions?

If you have further questions, email wavekids@hunterbiblechurch.org