What is a
A sensory room is a therapeutic space designed to promote a calming and soothing experience. It can also provide an interactive and engaging environment for the students.
A multi-sensory room incorporates a specialized selection of sensory equipment and materials designed to meet the sensory need of the student.
The benefits of a Sensory Room
Relieves stress, facilitates communication and social interaction.
Increase focus and attention.
Promotes mental and physical relaxation. Provides a safe place for student to explore and interact with their environment.
Sensory rooms can also be useful tools for students who have anxiety and social emotional challenges. This space can be used to read books, learn about their emotions and give them cool down strategies. All students can benefit from a therapeutic space that promotes positive change.
In 2017, No Better You organization committed to help open 4 sensory rooms in Montreal. Galileo is the Adult Centre Vanessa Grimaldi taught at before going on the Bachelor. The opening of this sensory room is very near and dear to Vanessa. The room was once used as a traditional classroom with desks and chairs and white walls. I was then converted into a sensory room for the entire school to enjoy! Thank you to Italiani Di Montreal and Che Ma Tante for being partners in this! $25, 000 is being donated to a school in need in the Toronto area in 2020