How Sensory Activities Can Benefit Dementia Patients
Sensory stimulation is an essential part of our everyday lives, helping to improve everything from our mood and self-confidence to our cognition. However, it can become increasingly difficult to provide adequate, age-appropriate sensory stimulation for patients with dementia.
Multi-Sensory Environments in Dementia Care
Assisted living facilities for people with dementia often face challenges in how they can provide the best care.
5 Sensory Benefits of Sound and Music Therapy
It’s no secret that music and sound can have a huge effect on how we feel. Listening to heavy metal can make us feel stressed or angry, whereas the sounds of waves or rustling leaves may relax and calm us.
Encouraging Sensory Processing
All of us are constantly experiencing sensory processing. Our senses receive key information from our environment, such as noises, scents and light, and this is then organized by our brain to help us effectively navigate our world.
How to Maintain Your Sensory Room
Maintaining your sensory room is an important part of providing a safe and engaging user experience. It offers an opportunity to check how well your equipment is functioning, and you can also fix any issues before they become a problem.
What you need to consider before creating a sensory room
A sensory room can have a profound effect on the individual, offering a range of benefits for people with special needs. Whether you choose to transform a classroom, bedroom, garden or even a closet, you will provide a safe space for them to enjoy.
What is a Sensory Corner?
Having a sensory environment can really immerse people of all ages into a full sensory experience, helping those with various abilities. Anything from a single sensory product, a full sensory room, or a sensory corner can provide this experience.
What is Quality vs Economy Equipment
It's quite simple. If you’re looking for equipment for your home, school, child, parent or family member, you just Google it. But what a consumer may not realize is whether they are getting a quality or not-so-quality made product. Will it last?
Top Five Sensory Exercises in a Pool
Sensory pools can have outstanding benefits for those who have sensory developmental problems. With the help of sensory pool equipment, regular pools can be transformed into an amazing sensory environment. Placing individuals in an environment with moving colors and shapes, therapeutic music, combined with a sensation of weightlessness, can be advantageous for a range of sensory abilities.
Coping With ADHD
ADHD (short for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a group of symptoms which typically includes impulsiveness, hyperactivity and a lack of attentiveness. These things tend to be picked up at a young age – they are often highlighted when a child has a change of circumstances, such as beginning school.
Coping With Aspergers Syndrome
Aspergers Syndrome is a lifelong developmental disability like other conditions on the autism spectrum. It affects the way people interact with others around them, and how they perceive the world around them. Autism and Aspergers are more common in the UK than people realize with around 700,000 people living with Autism.
What Sensory Solutions Are Available?
Sensory solutions, is a broad term used to describe a range of products and environments. These have a key role in helping those with a range of sensory conditions and abilities. Sensory solutions come in all shapes and sizes, different people have different sensory requirements and a sensory solution for one may not be the right option for another.
Soft Play in Early Childhood Education Sensory Rooms
Sensory needs start in the womb and can be seen as early as the first few days of life. As parents we know our children have different sensory needs and almost intuitively adjust to meet them. But when children begin their early childhood education some of their immediate needs may not be met as quickly as at home.
The Benefits of an MSE (Multi Sensory Environment)
The Multisensory approach to therapy was developed in Holland in the 1970s by Jan Hulsegge and Ad Verheul while working at the De Hartenberg Institute in the Netherlands. It is based around the premise that the environment around a client has to be both soothing and stimulating.
Favorite Sensory Lights for Your Sensory Room
Sensory lights are a great way to light up your world! Light therapy is at the base of every multi-sensory room. By allowing individuals to interact with light they can witness changing effects, cause and effect, and learn about their environment
What Is A Bubble Tube?
When it comes to a sensory environment, a whole host of apparatuses are needed in order to create an area that is stimulating or calming (depending on the individual requirements of the user). One of the items found in many of these sensory rooms and environments is a bubble tube.
Sensory Solutions for Your Sensory Seeker
Have a monkey on your hands? Kid climbing the walls? Adult who can't stay still? You may have a sensory seeker! Sensory seekers tend to crave sensory input and when their system is not getting enough you will find them touching, jumping, pushing biting, flapping, or talking excessively. Sensory seeking is not limited to children.
Autism and Our Workforce
Understanding Autism and our workforce will be essential in accommodating the population of adults with Autism that continues to increase. It will behoove us to understand this unique segment of the workforce not only to accommodate their needs, but also to open our minds and hearts to perhaps a new and yet different work environment that benefits everyone.
The Benefits of a Sensory Garden
A sensory garden is the ideal way to help improve the sensory development of those in your care. With it being summer it makes sense to create a great outdoor space to allow those in your care to explore their senses in a fun filled and safe environment.
Make Mother’s Day Sensory Savvy
Great tips to for a sensory savvy Mother's day. It’s a day of gratitude and a mix of emotions. Mother’s Day is filled with gifts, cards and sweet thoughts about Mom.