Sensory


Individuals attending Walter Lawson's education program can also utilize our sensory room. Designed to awaken and enliven the senses through sight, sound, smell, and touch, this sensory integration is central to cognitive development and relaxation. Components of our sensory room include the use of positioning wedges, vibrating pillows, aromatherapy, massage, fiber optics lights, and mirrors.

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 bubble mat stimulates the mind.

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.