Sensory Room

 

The sensory room is a highly effective environment designed to remediate the sensory deficits of students with autism. The needs being addressed in the sensory room deal with the Central Nervous System. By supplying the student's central nervous system with the appropriate environmental feedback, the student is able to order his/her environment with greater ease, thereby having a greater chance to attend to the lesson, direction, or task at hand. In order for the student to acquire the most positive effect, staff directed sensory activities are implemented immediately prior to an academic period or other task that demands calm and alert attention skills.