What is a Multi-Sensory Environment?
A multi-sensory environment (MSE) is a room that brings multi-sensory
equipment into a designated space to stimulate the senses in a calming
environment. It aims to provide a “failure-free” experience, allowing
pleasurable stimulation without the need for verbal, cognitive, or physical
abilities. The focus is to help the student gain maximum pleasure from the
sensory activity they are involved in.
Each student is allowed the time and opportunity to experience the
equipment in the MSE at their own pace.
MSEs help change behavior, increase focus and attention, and add to the
feelings of positive self-esteem and well-being.
What will you find in our MSE?
Our MSE is a white space containing a 6 ft. switch-activated bubble
tube, mirrored walls, fiber optic light sprays, therapeutic heated waterbed, aromatherapy
machine, interactive light dome, H20 light, a projector that casts slow-moving
images and colors onto the walls and ceiling, fiber optic light curtain, a
vibrating heated mattress, mirrored balls, tulle-lined ceiling, textured
reflective wall panels, huddle cushion, interactive light balls, sensory kit,
bean bags, various multi-textured positioning equipment, and calming music.