A multisensory room is an essential part of a sensory diet, or as we like to think, a sensory massage. It is to the senses what a workout is to the body. The long-lasting benefits of being in a sensory room can range from feeling more calm, organized, focused or at peace to more energized and alert. A sensory room can vary in size and features to meet the needs of an entire special needs program, school, senior living center, camp or office.
A multisensory room can even be used for reducing aggression as part of a behavioral and social-emotional program. These soothing spaces can also be designed for office spaces, clinics or individual rooms in a home. So, you can create your own multisensory room to fit your particular needs. Before you begin to design your room, we think a few key points are important to keep in mind.