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Great for parents and children as well as persons with disabilities to spend time together in play and experience something new or to come relax and rejuvenate yourself!

How To Use

Sensory Room is available for drop in use from 9am-4pm, 7 days a week.

  • Maximum 6-8 participants at a time, plus attendants/parents
  • Facility Admission fee is required

Space is used on a first-come, first-served basis, when the room is available. Or reserve your spot online through our eReg system.

How To Book

Sensory Room is available for private/exclusive bookings from 4pm-close, 7 days a week.

Rate: $30/hour. Price subject to change without notice.

  • Maximum 6-8 participants at a time, plus attendants/parents
  • Private/exclusive bookings do not grant facility access. In order to use the rest of the facility, facility admission fees will be required

Book your Sensory Room online through our eReg system.

What is a Multi-Sensory Environment?

Multi-sensory environments provide a feeling of both relaxation and stimulation. Stimulation occurs via the senses of touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell. The stimulation of movement can also be included, particularly vestibular stimulation (awareness of where your body is in space) and proprioception (which way your joints are moving). When you heighten stimulation of the senses, you cultivate activities within the various centres of your brain, producing feelings of relaxation and well-being.

The multi-sensory environment is failure-free because there is no specific task to be completed, nor goal to achieve. Therefore, success is embedded within the environment and individuals are free to choose, control and explore stimuli around them.

The multi-sensory environments include:

  • Bubble tube
  • Fibre-optic spaghetti lights
  • Projector
  • Crash mat
  • Bubble mirrors
  • Aromatherapy kit
  • Sensory stimulation stations for touch, smell, sound, and sight

Benefits of Multi-Sensory Environments

Multi-Sensory Environments have a variety of benefits, including:

  • Sensory stimulation – when the user engages and explores within the sensory room, it can have positive effects on their ability to react and interact positively outside of the sensory room
  • Improved balance, movement and spatial orientation - Sensory rooms can help develop users’ visual processing abilities as well as their fine and gross motor skills, facilitating day-to-day living
  • Tackle problems with behaviour - Sensory environments can be highly absorbing, providing a moment of comfort and calm for overactive and distressed individuals, and helping inactive individuals to feel better engaged.
  • Enhance learning and play – sensory stimulation can engage different areas of the brain. Which in return can the user absorb and retain more information and better meeting the needs of the individual

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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