Tac Pac is an activity that pairs music and touch to promote communication and social interaction as well as sensory, neurological and emotional development.
It is used with people who have sensory or neurological impairments, profound and multiple learning difficulties and developmental delay. During these sessions, the pupils are paired one to one with a familiar adult. Through linking familiar music consistently with objects, actions and people in a pattern of different activities, the partners communicate with each other.
Tac Pac provides a safe and structured framework for the ‘receiving partner’ to make contact with their own bodies, their environment and other people, and develop a relationship with these. The 'giving partner' ensures that each tactile experience is well organised and sensitively offered, and adjusted to suit the receiving partner's responses.