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Sensory Rooms (A Quiet Place)

Creating A Sensory Room:

- Sensory rooms are designed for autistic people to retreat when they are feeling overstimulated.

- Sensory rooms are often used for autistic children in facilities such as schools, but they can also be designed at home for children and adults.


Sensory Rooms Should:

- Create a safe space away from over stimulation.

- Provide opportunities for strategies to calm and relax.

- Provide an area that sensory input can be controlled.


Sensory Rooms Space & Cost:

- There’s a common belief that sensory rooms are too costly or that it needs a lot of space to function - This is not true.

- A sensory room is a place where autistic individuals can calm themselves down in safety.

- This can be either in a dedicated room or in a particular corner of a room.


When Designing a Sensory Room, it is is Important to be Mindful of a few things Including:

  • Movement
  • Lighting
  • Tactile & Pressure


1. Movement: Instead of installing swings, motor stimulation can be provided by bouncing on an exercise ball, sitting in a rocking chair, or jumping on a mini trampoline.

2. Lighting: Lighting is such an amazing thing. It can influence people in subtle ways and can change the way we feel. You don’t need high-tech lighting equipment in your sensory room. You can use light up products, projectors & bubble tubes.

3. Tactile & Pressure: This is especially important for younger children using the space. One cost-effective option for sensory rooms is to include soft pillows, soft blankets and soft toys.


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