Sensory

The sensory creative arts center is designed to awaken and enliven the senses through sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. It is equipped to emphasize movement, range-of-motion, and sensory integration. Involving and engaging all of the physical senses is central to cognitive development and maintenance. Components of this center include use of positioning wedges, vibrating pillows and mats, aromatherapy, massage, fiber optics, lights, mirrors, and reflections.

Sensory areas can open a whole new world for individuals with cognitive and physical impairments. Sensory programs provide great benefits to all clients.

Our disc projectors project various visually interesting scenes - the stars, clouds, the rainforest, seasons, to name a few - and provide an escape of visual wonder.

The auditory sense is engaged through playing of various music and "sounds" while the olfactory sense is engaged through the use of scented oils and mists.

Examples of creative arts activities in this center include magic tissue transfers, bubble art, five senses bingo, and sensory bottles.