Sensory

The sensory art therapy center is designed to awaken and enliven the senses through sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste and 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 art therapy center include use of positioning wedges, vibrating pillows and mats, aromatherapy, massage, fiber optics, lights, mirrors, and reflections.

Participants can relax and explore their image under our fiber optic "waterfall" or gaze in wonder at the endless colored bubbles of our large bubble tube. Exploring our various fiber optic light strands and our "endless" mirror provides plentiful visual stimulation.

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 art therapy activities in this center include magic tissue transfers, bubble art, five senses bingo, and sensory bottles.