Severe Learning Disabilities

Held in the Hand

Held in the Hand

This fascinating collection of objects, housed in a special box, was created by 13 artists across the UK who made handheld tactile objects, commissioned by Leicestershire Artworks, with funding from Renaissance East Midlands.

This magical box is available for loan to schools and local communities, and is a brilliant, interactive concept to help engage and stimulate creativity in people including those with severe learning disabilities and dementia…

http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/leisure_tourism/museums/open_museum/artworks/heldinthehand.htm

The Art of Touch

The Art of Touch

An exciting, innovative new art resource for people in the later stages of dementia or with more severe learning disabilities, has recently been developed by Leicestershire’s Open Museum….
“The touch senses remain the strongest stimulus after hearing and sight has deteriorated, and people with dementia are drawn to things they can find tangible through touch – in many cases finding comfort in the sensations felt through the finger tips.”