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The Sensory Dining Room

Immersive Learning

Experience Overview


Mealtimes are a really important part of our day, but for people with SPD it can be very stressful for lots of reasons. To support someone with their sensory needs effectively at mealtimes it is important that we are able to identify and empathise with their experience. 

This immersive experience offers you the opportunity to understand first hand what it is feels like to be served a 3 course meal whilst experiencing sensory processing difficulties. 

You will learn:

  • A first hand experience of how you might cope in a busy dining room with SPD

  • To recognise how the SPD impacts your experience of food and dining environment 

  • Through self-reflection you will learn to empathise with students and develop strategies to support people during mealtimes through your own personal experience

Suitable for:

This in-house training is great for team building and inset days.


It can be run in a variety of settings for up o 30 diners per sitting. It is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning more about SPD including parents / family members, education professionals, employers and kitchen staff.


This training lasts approximately 2.5 hours per sitting (plus set up time). We normally run this twice in one day.

On completion you will be awarded with a certificate.

Set Up:

Please note we need access to a kitchen and dining space, enough crockery for your staff team, a separate training space and onsite parking.


We also need onsite access 2 hours prior to the first sitting as preparation time.


Contact us to discuss your requirements and for further information.​

I thought it was brilliant!

Experiential learning is always best. Although we know the theory and science, and see the childrens reactions, there is nothing so confirming as experiencing for ourselves tastes and textures that are unappetising or even repugnant.

The Sensory Dining Room

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