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Susan Witterick Rosehill Case Study B S E C


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

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Susan Witterick Rosehill Case Study B S E C

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