Sensory Room

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Create a multi-sensory environment in your school or home

In a sensory space, children can interact and even control their own environment. The soft lights, mats, mirrors and sounds can mimic a person’s own internal rhythm, creating calm and sharpening attention.

Identify your goals and the needs of each user when selecting equipment.  Post rules to set expectations.  For example, sensory rooms are usually a quiet space where talking is kept to a minimum and limited to a few people at a time.  Here are ideas to get started:


Ilana M. Danneman, PT, is the Creative Director at Fun and Function. Reach out to her with your questions at


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