Solution Sensory Room Development Plan
A sensory room is a designated space in the home specifically designed with tools and equipment to help a child regulate their senses, especially when they are experiencing sensory overload or a meltdown. Many children on the autism spectrum have sensory issues.
The first step in planning any sensory space begins with the child who will be using the space. Every child is unique, and the sensory space you make for them should be as well.
Think about the space available to offer rather than what is not available and how this might individualize the area for the child.
Is there a way to rearrange the furniture in a room to create a sensory-focused corner?
Is there a closet in your home that you can convert the area in and around to build out a sensory nook?
Items for the Sensory Room:
Bean Bag or Crash Pad
Weighted Blanket, Lap Pad or Toys
Noise Blocking Headphones
Have a variety of tactile and sensory items
Divide sensory items up into little bins or individual storage containers. If there are too many items lying around, it can be visually over-stimulating, and then the child becomes uninterested. Instead, keep the unused toy bins out of sight, and introduce selected toys one at a time into the child’s sensory space. Rotate the bins as needed. This way the child won’t get bored or overstimulated
Description: OUTREE Kids Pod
2. Bean Bag
Description: Big Joe Bean Bag
3. Crash Pad:
Description: Millard Sensory Pad
Description: Hypnoser Weighted Blanket/ Twin
4. Therapy Ball
Description: Yoga Ball
Description: Little Tikes 3 ‘Trampoline and Shizz Kids Trampoline
6. Soothing Lights
Description: Aurora Night Lights
7. Bubble Tube:
Description: Sensory Moon Bubble Tub
8. Fidget Toys
Description: Sensory Fidget Toys
9. Body Socks
Description: Sensory Sox
10. Sensory Bins
Descriptions: Dinosaur Play Bin
11. Play Tent
Description: Ocean Water Beads
12. Noise Blocking Headphones
Description: Baby Ear Production