Multisensory Room

"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)

The 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.

MS Room

Why is sensory stimulation important? 

Stimulation 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:

  • Exploration
  • Movement
  • Socialization
  • Learning

Multisensory rooms also assist in decreasing:

  • Aggression
  • 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.

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