A sensory room is a special room designed to develop people’s sense, usually through special lighting, music, and objects. It can be used as a therapy for children with limited communication skills.
Remember, the point of a sensory room is to calm or stimulate an individual through each of the senses. Also keep in mind, when we are talking about sensory processing, we like to refer to the 7 or 8 senses instead of the usual 5, so be sure to include them all in your sensory room!
Who need to sensory room?
- People with autism
- Mental Retardation
- Physical impairment
- Learning Disabilities
Sensory Room places in Palestine:
- Qabatiya Rehabilitation Society: MAP supported Qabatiya Rehabilitation Society to design and create a sensory room in the Center as a space for relaxation, stimulation, communication, focused work, therapy and stress release. This is the first sensory room of its kind in Palestine equipped with an interactive floor projector; surround sound speakers, mirrors, spotlights and tactile objects and toys. Today the sensory room is used on a daily basis by the children that visit the Center as well as their parents and other members of the community. The room is now being modeled by other organizations to be developed and established across the oPt.
- Princess Basma Centre : is part of a National Referral / Resource rehabilitation / educational network that ensures continued support for children with special needs and their families