What is a Sensory Room???
These therapeutic spaces are designed to promote sensory modulation and facilitate the learning and practice of stress management skills. They offer opportunities for self-discovery and meaningful therapeutic activities. The use of Sensory Rooms for individual and group treatment is being linked to treatment plans for patients with safety and self-regulation issues. The Sensory Room serves as a quiet, safe, and respectful place of retreat that is much more supportive than rooms for seclusion that deprive the senses and invite disorientation. In the Sensory Room sensory supplies and activities are available to help a patient calm down and avert crisis; the locus of control shifts from staff intervention to personal responsibility for self-regulation.