Schools and families are turning
to what works in helping autistic children. From weighted
blankets, to home remedies and now sensory rooms where one's
creativity can show in making a room especially designed for
sensory stimulation, a welcome break for students with
autism. A benefit to these rooms can include Sensory
Swings or the Floating Bed.
More helpful information on
sensory rooms and autism from this
"Sensory environments are
aimed at providing individuals with the opportunity to
stimulate, develop or balance their sensory systems..".
"Rooms or sensory spaces
can take various forms, for example white, dark, sound,
interactive, water, softplay or garden. Their main functions
tend to be therapeutic, educational and relaxation, all in
relation to development."
"Equipment used in the
rooms varies depending on the type, function and needs of the
individual using it. The following list gives examples of
equipment to provide stimulation for all sensory systems.
Stimuli can include soothing music, vibrating cushions, fibre
optics, mirror balls, bubble tubes, waterbeds, tactile walls,
disco lights and projectors to name just a few. Equipment can be
set up using switches, pressure, sound and movement which then
activate a piece of equipment in the room. The child comes to
recognize cause and effect."
"The reported benefits of
sensory rooms at present come mainly from personal
experiences and observations, as there is only a limited amount
site gives their instructions on creating a sensory room.
In addition to the classroom, this
school made a sensory room for the students.
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integration with this amazing floating bed!
these amazing sensory therapy swings!
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