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Susan Witterick, Acoustics Consultant at Capita Symonds, presents a case study on the effects of noise on children

Susan Witterick, Acoustics Consultant at Capita Symonds, presents a case study on the effects of noise on children

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  • Talk about BB93 generally, then what it means for “hearing impaired”, special needs – implicatoin for contractors and lack of definition
  • What do we know about the effect of acoustics on special needs, hearing impaired, etc? Quote research. Not much on autisum/aspergers specifically! DCSF campaign. Bridget Shield research. Temporary impairments 40% of pupils have some degree of hearing loss at any one time
  • Introduce the school, existing photos? Talk about meeting Evans Vettori, Andy Sloan, what we learned Built 1931, little investment, partitions put up by teachers and offcut carpets
  • More about the school and what we learned
  • Determination to do better….but this is Big Contractor we’re talking about! So detail each space and the compromises reached. Don’t forget the
  • Visualisation of the school

Susan Witterick Rosehill Case Study B S E C Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Rosehill School – Acoustic Case Study Susan Witterick 25 February 2010
  • 2. BB93 Overview
  • 3. The effects of noise on children
    • Extensive research on effects of noise on children in mainstream education
    • Young children more susceptible to poor acoustic conditions than adults
    • Subjective and objective impacts
    • Memory, reading, motivation and attention are affected
    • Vulnerable listeners – not just the hearing impaired
    • Greater impact on SEN outcomes due to lower ability to process language
    • The impact on ASD pupils....
  • 4. Rosehill School
  • 5. Rosehill School
    • Auditory processing difficulties
    • Sensory under-responsiveness
    • Sensory seeking
    • Sensory over-responsiveness
  • 6. Rosehill School
    • “ Quiet” rooms
    • Sensory / MILE
    • Individual Rooms
    • Group and activity rooms
    • Other spaces
  • 7. Why bother?