The multi-sensory room is SKILD’s therapeutic space which includes a variety of unique activities that stimulate a child’s sensory awareness, life skills, and social skills in an entertaining and engaging manner.
Each space provides children with an experience that enhances their skills and helps them better understand the world in which they live. This gives them invaluable opportunities to use their senses in a failure-free environment that focuses on their strengths, helping them gain self-confidence through an enjoyable adventure.
More specifically, the life and social skills sessions including multi-sensory activities provide children with the following benefits:
- Improved mood
- Improved communication skills
- Enhanced interpersonal interactions
- Increased social and emotional awareness
- Enhanced self-esteem
- Acquired appropriate social behaviors
- Enhanced social and daily living skills
- Improved problem-solving skills
Drama and Music Room
The drama and music room serves as an arena in which children can practice role playing using costumes, puppets, audiovisuals, musical instruments and much more. These activities significantly develop expression and communication skills, especially for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Taking part in specific drama and music activities also enhances a child’s self-esteem and self-confidence.
The kitchen area is some of the children’s favorite place as they get to have fun and eat! Cooking and social time over meals transmits the values of sharing and cooperation as well as developing independence and self-confidence in the work of their own hands.
Arts and Crafts Area
The arts and crafts area is where students learn patchwork and painting techniques and are left to freely express themselves through art. The materials that children use for arts and crafts have a calming effect on them, especially children with ADHD and Autism.
Science Exploration Area
Engaging in science experiments not only teaches the children we serve new facts, but also helps them acquire the patience to wait for positive results.
The sensory space includes ball pits, slides, colorful cushioned mats, tunnels, swings, and climbing walls.