Project Description

What better way to learn the benefits of a Sensory Room than to experience it. TFH Canada was invited to teach the benefits of Sensory Rooms to the Recreation and Leisure students of Centennial College. This introductory day was full of sensory moments, from broken “Describe-A-Phone” to “Group Necklace Making”. Each activity compounded upon the last and demonstrated just how deeply personal sensory is to every person.

A sensory room is a special room designed to develop a person’s sense, usually through special lighting, music, and objects.  It can be used as a therapy for children with limited communication skills.

Sensory Room” is an umbrella term used to categorize a broad variety of therapeutic spaces specifically designed and utilized to promote self-organization and positive change. There are multiple types of sensory rooms and purposes for use that have been created and implemented in different practice areas to date. When used appropriately, sensory rooms:

  • Help to create a safe space
  • Facilitate the therapeutic alliance
  • Provide opportunities for engagement in prevention and crisis de-escalation strategies, as well as a host of other therapeutic exchanges (to teach skills, offer a variety of therapeutic activities, etc.)
  • Promote self-care/self-nurturance, resilience & recovery

Multi-sensory equipment is a vital and effective part in the treatment of sensory disorders with children and adults alike.

Sensory equipment can help develop key life skills including vocalization, gross motor skills, color recognition and tracking. Examples include sensory rooms, sensory pools, sensory bathrooms and sensory gardens.

They are also sometimes called “multi sensory room”, “white room”, or “quiet room”.