"The level of function achieved by an individual is a
reflection of the stimulation and opportunities afforded the individual
by his environment." -Robert J. Doman Jr. (Founder of the National Academy for Child Development)
Multisensory room at Blossomland Learning Center was modeled after the
"Snoezelon Rooms" first developed in Europe for adults with
developmental disabilities. Our Multisensory room provides students with
primary sensory experiences, which they can manipulate or enjoy
passively. The primary sensory experiences the room provides include
auditory, visual, tactile and olfactory stimulation.
Why is sensory stimulation important?
is important because it "excites" the brain. What does excitement of
the brain produce? It produces functional activity such as breathing,
metabolizing food, communication, etc.
In an effort to have the
best multisensory room possible, we have also assimilated sensory
integration concepts and equipment in our room including: swings,
weighted blankets and gross motor activities and heavy work activities.
Studies show that multisensory rooms encourage:
Multisensory rooms also assist in decreasing:
- Self stimulation behaviors
- Self abusive behaviors
The multisensory room at BLC has been made possible by the generous donations of people in the community including:
- Whirlpool Model Shop
- Berrien County Riders
- Former students' families
- Berrien RESA
If you have any questions or comments regarding the Multisensory Room, please contact us at multisensory room.