How immersive technology benefits Special Education Needs Pupils.

Immersive Reality spaces are the next generation of VR learning environments! The ground-breaking platform combines high-definition projection on multiple walls and floors, with stunning audio to produce sensory experiences which are inclusive for all. Immersive Reality spaces don’t use traditional VR headsets, meaning that pupils can explore exciting environments with their peers and teachers, creating a shared experience. Removing the need for headsets makes virtual reality more accessible, particularly for those with special educational needs, who may find headsets difficult or uncomfortable to use. The use of technology allows exposure in the “real world” to train social skills in a virtual environment controlled, repeatable and safe. Immersive reality has shown to help children and adults with autism to overcome their situation-specific anxieties, fears and phobias that help dealing with real life situations. The environments can even be tailored to individual children, giving them access to specific scenarios that help them to feel at ease and ready to learn. Visit a Japanese temple, explore a Viking village, and even travel to ancient Egypt! These scenes give students a better understanding of historical events and places, whilst being entertaining at the same time.

Designed to be intuitive, using Immersive Reality system is exceptionally easy and does not require any technical knowledge. Simply press a button on a wireless tablet to select a scene – and that’s it! Teachers can change from subject to subject with ease. Immersive spaces provide a fun, unique and engaging alternative to traditional learning, as they ensure that all students have the opportunity to get involved with a range of experiences. Immersive Reality spaces are available in MENA region exclusively through Topland.