Sensory room installation for
Disability Care

Disability services provide essential support to those navigating autism, sensory processing disorders, neurodivergence, or complex intellectual or physical disabilities. Amid their challenges, sensory experiences can often become overwhelming, leading to feelings of distress or anxiety for both individuals and their families.

Imagine walking into a purpose-built room that caters to your clients’ diverse needs – that is what a calming sensory room offers. Every corner is specifically designed to create a serene and engaging environment tailored to their unique needs.

The human brain naturally regulates our responses to sensory inputs, including sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch, through a process known as “sensory modulation.” Yet, for individuals grappling with developmental disabilities such as autism or sensory processing disorders, this intricate processing can become a source of discomfort and distress.

Finding moments to disconnect can be challenging in a world inundated with daily information overload from our phones; however, going off the grid for a trip away allows one to relish the solace of nature and the absence of distractions. For individuals with a disability, sensory spaces serve as their off-the-grid retreat, akin to stepping into a calming space where they can escape the noise and switch off when overwhelmed by sensory stimuli.

What is a calming sensory room?

The benefits of sensory rooms for disability support:

  • Safe space
  • Allow for sensory regulation or exploration
  • Improved client wellbeing
  • Enhanced engagement
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Develop a point of difference

Sensory rooms are specifically designed environments intended to engage and activate your clients’ senses for therapeutic purposes. 

Rather than experiencing an overload of sensory stimuli, these spaces are carefully created to provide just the right amount of sensory input, resulting in a soothing space. It offers a sanctuary for resetting and rejuvenating.

Case study

Advanced Disability Services & Respite in Penrith, NSW, is thrilled with their sensory room.

“We found that in the previous space with no sensory room, we did have an increase in incidents related to behaviours, which was quickly reduced once we did install the sensory room in our new space,” says Angela Dobson, General Manager.

“The space allows them to come back, regroup, calm down and relax,” says Ione Vitale, Day Program Team Leader.

This is particularly beneficial for individuals living with a disability.

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Our installation process

We understand that each individual with a disability has unique sensory needs and preferences. Their approach revolves around person-centred care, meaning that support is tailored to meet each individual’s needs.

This collaborative approach ensures that the sensory room is customised to best suit the needs of each person.

Consultation and assessment
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In-depth analysis of your requirements and goals.

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Collaboration with your team to identify sensory needs.

Design and planning
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Customised sensory room designs that align with therapy objectives.

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Inclusion of age-appropriate sensory elements.

Installation and set up
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Professional installation of sensory equipment and features.

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Thorough testing and quality assurance.

Training and support
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Training sessions for therapists on maximising the benefits of the sensory room.

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Ongoing support and maintenance services.

Why choose us?

Creative Sensory Spaces is Australia’s leading expert in purpose-designed, inclusive and calming sensory rooms.

Under the guidance of our founder, Dr Bliss Cavanagh, who holds a PhD in the field, we have installed sensory rooms in various healthcare facilities, educational institutions, and corporate environments. We bring our expertise to sensory rooms tailored for neurodiversity, including individuals with autism or ADHD.

We are passionate about assisting you in improving the quality of patient care.