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  • What you need to consider before creating a sensory room

    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.

    Otherwise known as a multisensory environment, a range of sensory equipment can be incorporated to soothe, calm, organize and orientate. It can capture both the attention and the imagination, helping the individual to interact and develop essential skills in a positive way.

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  • What is a Sensory Corner?

    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.

    A sensory corner is a corner of a room that has been transformed into a sensory experience for individuals to enjoy. Individuals can escape to the corner and have a space that is both fun and comforting. Having an area like this is great in a situation where you don’t have enough space to transform a whole room into a sensory area, as you can still provide a whole range of sensory experiences in just one corner.
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  • Soft Play in Early Childhood Education Sensory Rooms

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    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.

    Early childhood education has shown itself to be paramount to a child’s development. More and more preschools are addressing those sensory needs to provide a whole-child centered education. Creating a sensory room in your program, can not only address the needs of the children, but also provides solace to your staff and parent body. Let's take a look at some key components that may work for early childhood in creating a soft play multi-sensory environment.

     

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  • The Benefits of an MSE (Multi Sensory Environment)

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    What Is A Multisensory 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. These multisensory environments can be filled with a range of sensory products and equipment, which are used as a therapy for those suffering from a range of conditions such as autism and other issues such as sensory development disorders, brain injuries or those with dementia. Continue reading

  • Favorite Sensory Lights for Your Sensory Room

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    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. Light is electromagnetic radiation located on a certain portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Basically light is how we perceive the world. Light can be used in a darkened room to draw attention, to relax or for interaction. Tools can bring light into your environment and encourage calm, focus, attention, and even movement.

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  • Sensory Solutions for Your Sensory Seeker

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    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. . Adults can be sensory seekers craving weight, pressure, chewing (sometimes leading to smoking or eating disorders), and movement. Sensory seekers may appear fidgety or have a hard time being still. Creating a space for them to “center,” relax and receive the much needed but appropriate sensory input can enable the to function without causing disturbance or harm.

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  • What Is A Bubble Tube?

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    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. Continue reading

  • Autism and Our Workforce

    Understanding Autism and our workforce will be essential 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. From adapting social experiences to providing a sensory savvy workspace, we can all grow and learn to be better employers and employees. Let's take a look at some suggestions for making your office space Autism friendly.

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  • Make Mother’s Day Sensory Savvy

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    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. For who else cares and worries about us 24/7 since the day we were born? Mom. Whether your mom is a senior citizen or you are the mom, making mother’s day enjoyable for everyone is the point. Being a mother is a privileged, so instead of expecting the perfect gift, lets take a look at how to enjoy the day with those you love and that includes your sensory needy children. If you’re a dad or a significant other, then you might like these tips for making mother’s day sensory savvy for everyone.

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  • 9 Easy Sensory Solutions

    Balance beams are a great sensory solutions that develop body awareness, help with development and prepare kids for a lifelong healthy body. Balance beams are a great sensory solution that develop body awareness, help with development, and prepare kids for a lifelong healthy body.

    Choosing Sensory Solutions

    We all have sensory needs and it is helpful to find sensory solutions. Babies are born with sensory needs. Sometimes they figure them out on their own, and sometimes we, as adults, have to help them out a bit. As parents, we become in tune with our babies sensory needs, but as they grow, we are not as keenly aware. Often enough we will see their sensory cravings through inappropriate social behaviors such as nail biting, banging, pushing, pinching, and shoving, or in children with autism we might see behaviors such as rocking or hand flapping.

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