This week is Brain Injury Awareness Week. How can Sensory Equipment help those with a brain injury?

Brain Injury Awareness Week

Brain injuries are injuries to the brain caused by trauma to the head, triggered by a variety of incidents, such as car accidents, falls, assaults, complications at birth and many more.

Depending on the injury depends on the effects the person will suffer from the trauma. The type of injury, location and severity all have a factor in what the injury does.

Multi-Sensory Environments can provide a huge impact on an individual with brain injury. Creating a soothing and relaxing environment and getting in touch with their senses can have an impact on the healing process of the brain.

Removing the individual from a busy environment full of stressful noise and lights and replacing them with gentle lighting, calming sounds and healing aromas within a sensory environment can dramatically impact someones healing and mental state of mind.

A variety of sensory solutions are available for people with brain injuries.

Sensory integration is the most commonly used sensory therapy for these circumstances as it encourages the user to interact, control and manipulate their environment.

Sensory integration activities assist in the development of the vestibular and proprioceptive senses. These senses provide information on movement, balance, and bodily awareness. Sensory integration therapy is where users perform activities that combine sensory input with motion to improve the ability of the brain to process sensory information.

Sensory products to support brain injury include: