Quite a few of Lincolnshire’s children’s centres have a sensory room. These can provide a valuable aid for children on the spectrum to recover from the trials of life. They can aid relaxation, promote well-being and help in developing new skills.
- For more information, see: SEN article. Multi-sensory environments provide opportunities for personal development and can play a vital role in the curriculum, says Suzanne Little.
Both of the Grantham centres have a sensory room. You can find out whether a centre has a sensory room by looking it up on the Lincolnshire council list of centres. Look under the Facilities heading for a centre.
KIDS’ Support can help pre-school children to get the most from the sensory room.
- They may set the room up for soothing or learning.
- They decide what to do by talking to parents and watching the child.
See KIDS’ outline for a practitioner’s description of what they do with sensory rooms.
For the more mature, you can get something of the sensory room experience on-line. Try this video clip Dolphins, for example.