After extensive research, cognitive psychologists have suggested that the main ingredient of the ‘intellectual phenomenon‘ is sensory stimulation, as people explore and learn about the world with their five senses.
Multi-Sensory Environments improve thought, intelligence and social skills, offering people with cognitive impairments and other challenging conditions the opportunity to enjoy and control a variety of sensory experiences.
These people may see the world differently from how we do. Limitations of movement, vision, hearing, cognitive ability, behavioural difficulties, perception issues, pain and other problems can create obstacles in day to day life. Multi-Sensory Environments can help with these barriers.
Time spent in a Multi-Sensory Environment has been proven to increase concentration, improve motor skills, creativity, social relations and communication of users with special educational needs.
Multi-Sensory Environments have not only provided alternative and powerful forms of sensory stimulation for individuals, but they have also had a huge impact within health and education sectors. Providing new ways of encouraging learning, motor development, cognitive development, language and social interaction skills.
Multi-Sensory Environments can open up a whole new world for individuals with special educational needs and disabilities.
- Increase concentration, focus and attention
- Develop and nurture the five senses; hearing, sight, smell, touch and taste
- Heighten awareness and improve alertness
- Improve coordination and motor development
- Promote cognitive development by increased brain function
- Encourage people to explore their environment
- Provide security
- Have fun
- Improve and encourage creativity
- Develop a sense of cause and effect
- Develop language
- Promote social interactions
- Promote mental and physical relaxation
- Enhance wellbeing
- Calmer and less aggressive behaviour
- Improve communication and sharing
- Provide relief and distraction from pain and painful treatments
To find out more about sensory environments and options available, please look at our sensory room guide or contact Rhino Sensory UK’s team: 01270 766660.