What is Spectra’s Sensory Room?
The purpose of this space is to find and build regulation. Spectra’s Sensory Room allows explorers to use and experience their senses to their full potential through interaction with their environment. This setting provides a variety of stimuli, including colors, sounds, aromas, and play resources. By providing a sense of comfort and calm, this space is intended to help learners feel supported, focused, and become more independent self-regulators.
What is in the Sensory Room?
Spectra’s Sensory Room includes ten different stations for its explorers. Each has a purpose, which is most often specific to the explorer and their need. For example, whereas visual input may be calming for one individual, another might find it overstimulating. Explorers will work to find the right balance of input to help with self-regulation.
Large Body Roller
Color Catch Interactive Panel
Infinity Interaction Panel
Bubble Tube & Mirrors
Fiber Optic Sensory Strands
Interactive Aroma Panel
Waterfall Light Curtain
Sparkling Ceiling & Wall Galaxies
Wall Projector & Slides
Spectra’s Sensory Room includes eight different types of seating for its explorers. Again, explorers will work to find the right balance of input to help with self-regulation.
Wobble chairs (2)
Wobble cushions (2)
Flex Space Floor Seats (2)
Giant floor pillows (3)
Balance Ball seat (1)
Concentration Rocker (1)
Auditory input, including soft music and/or sounds, is also available to enhance the explorers’ experience.
Fidget and completion activities are available for explorers to choose from:
Water beads sensory fidget alphabet letters
Water beads sensory fidget numbers
Water and sparkle buildable shapes
Glow car build set
Additional sensory supports are available for explorers, including:
Weighted Blankets (2)
Quiet Ears Noise Cancelling Headphones (4)
Liquid Visual Timers (4)