Sensory Rooms
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   What is a sensory room for autism?

  A sensory room is a designated space, specifically designed with tools and equipment to help a child regulate their senses, especially when they are experiencing sensory overload or a meltdown. Many kids on the autism spectrum have sensory issues.

What should your goal/purpose be to implement a sensory room?  
     What are the benefits of a sensory room?
  • Sensory Stimulation – by encouraging the user to engage and explore the environment then it can have positive effects on their ability to react and interact with the larger world around them
  • Enhance Learning through Play – following on from this, sensory stimulation can engage different areas of the brain, helping children absorb and retain more information and better meeting the needs of the individual
  • Improve Balance, Movement and Spatial Orientation - Sensory rooms can help develop users’ visual processing abilities as well as their fine and gross motor skills, facilitating day-to-day living.
  • Tackle Problems With Behaviour - Sensory environments can be highly absorbing, providing a moment of comfort and calm for overactive and distressed individuals, and helping inactive individuals to feel better engaged. This improves focus and prevents users from getting the urge to ‘act up’.