Our Sensory Room is full of equipment to promote sensory integration. It is common for people with Autism to have sensory processing disorder, which can lead to aggression, behaviour problems, and self-harm.
It is found that sensory rooms can be therapeutic and reduce distress by 50% and self-harm by 75%. Sensory Rooms are beneficial to people with Autism as it provides sensory satisfaction, move focus from negative routines (self-harm), and reduce anxiety. Some specific sensory equipment can help with vocalization, gross motor skills, colour recognition and tracking.
‘Sensory Profile 2’ is a standardised test that helps understand sensory needs of clients, it determines if a client avoids or seeks sensations and what type of sensations.