Sensory Rooms for Kids
Putting a sensory room in your home can help your child with their sensory processing issues. Choosing to install a therapy swing or other sensory soothing devices in your home can be a big decision. However, children of all ages benefit from having access to these sensory rooms and equipment.
Sensory rooms help children with autism and other sensory issues:
1. Eliminate distractions and increase relaxation and enjoyment.
2. Promote creative sensory input.
3. Facilitate communication and mobility.
Children who have difficult processing sensory stimuli like noise,touch, texture, taste and smell can retreat to their sensory rooms and focus centering, calming and focusing. By removing additional, uncontrolled stimuli the brain of a child with sensory issues becomes stimulated in a different way.
Setting up your own sensory room in your home can be extremely helpful for older children who have difficulty concentrating on school work. By allowing them to be stimulated in a controlled environment while they work, many children are able to retain information better and concentrate more fully on their studies.
Adding a sensory swing in your home can help provide both vestibular and proprioceptive input for children. These inputs help calm and regulate emotions. Therapy swings can also help with postural stability through working your child’s core muscles as they swing. Therapy swings make a great addition to your child’s sensory room.
For more information on including a sensory swing in your child’s sensory room, call to speak with our lift and swing specialist. We love working with children and families to help them find the right piece of equipment for their needs and home.
Request a call from our specialist by filling out the contact form below. Our dedicated team looks forward to working with you and helping you and your child choose the right sensory swing for your sensory room.
Therapy Swing and Play Room
For children with autism who crave vestibular sensory input, nothing is as satisfying as a therapy swing.
Therapy Swings improve smell, sight, sound, touch, and balance
For children with autism, processing smell, sight, sound, touch, balance and body is overwhelming. The use of a therapy swing allows the child to withdraw into a safe place and use the gentle swinging motion to soothe and restore their sense of internal balance after over-stimulation. Children who have difficulty concentrating on their schoolwork, specifically math or reading, may find it easier to concentrate while swinging in a therapy swing.
Symptoms of sensory processing disorder include poor posture, frequent clumsiness, and overall weakness. Giving your child a safe place where he or she can retreat to can help them develop their sensory and muscle systems at the same time. Utilizing a therapy swing can also help your child become more aware of their body space in relation to their surroundings. Stimulating their vestibular or movement senses and their proprioceptive or position senses helps them feel greater control over their body and its position. Swing therapy has been shown to make children feel more confident and independent due to improved body and positional awareness.
More Information on Therapy Swings
For more information on therapy swings, contact us through our contact form or give us a call. We’d love to learn more about your child and how a therapy swing can help!
Sensory Swings for Autism
Sensory swings are frequently used in treatment and therapy for autistic children. There are a number of different swing styles, like “soft taco,” “hammock,” nest swings, lycra fabric and solid platform. Children with sensory issues can use swings for proprioception, balance and input/processing stimulation. Our sensory swing installations are secure, durable and life-changing for both children and their caregivers.