More than one in every 100 people are on the autistic spectrum and more than 350,000 children in the UK have some form of learning disability. According to the National Autistic Society, 63% of children on the autistic spectrum are not in the kind of school their parents believe would best support them.
Every school, whether mainstream or special education, can support their students through a range of specialist sensory equipment. From the traditional calming and de-escalation benefits, through to the endless learning scenarios and sensory experiences provided by some of the latest sensory technology on the market, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
For the hundreds of thousands of children in the UK who have additional educational needs, sensory products are an engaging way of encouraging development in a range of sensory skills, as well as promoting relaxation and de-escalation to improve a distressed or overstimulated child's state of mind, helping them to relax and focus, and prevent the distraction of classmates and disruption of lessons.
They can be used for young children to help encourage and develop early year skills whilst having fun. Older pupils use immersive environments like our MiLE (Multisensory Interactive Learning Environment) to experience situations thereby making learning fun and exciting. Imagine going into an environment where the walls are green, the smell of tropical vegetation lingers and a video of the rainforest fills a wall. What a great way to start a geography lesson about the Amazonian rainforest.
Check out some of our sensory room packages and equipment below, or contact us to speak to one of our helpful sensory advisers about setting up the perfect sensory environment for your needs