The Rose Rooms

Scoil Phadraig Naofa has, as part of its school community, three classes for children with autism. These classes are called The Rose Rooms and cater for six children in each. Each class has one class teacher and two Special Needs Assistants. The Rose Rooms also have a Snoezelen and a Multi-Sensory Room.

The Rose Rooms aim to offer an Autism specific learning environment within a mainstream school. This type of educational setting facilitates optimum inclusion as part of the school community with access to mainstream activities as appropriate.

The classrooms are physically structured in accordance with the TEACCH Model which has specific areas for individual learning, group work, play and lunch.

The multi-sensory room consists of a variety of equipment to develop fine and gross motor skills, aid sensory processing and provide exercises for both stimulation and preparation for learning.

The Snoezelen consists of fibre-optic lights, bubble tube, projector, mirrors, a variety of textiles and mood music. This room can be used to stimulate a child or help a child self-regulate.