Common Objections and How to Process Them
Here are some common objections or concerns when it comes to installing a sensory room in your school and why oftentimes, they needn’t be concerns at all.
“We don’t have enough room”
This is a valid concern but with a modular sensory room there is no need to find additional internal space. This type of sensory room is constructed offsite and then lifted onto the school property. Sensory rooms can easily be accommodated in playgrounds or car parks.
“Where would we get the money from?”
This can be one of the biggest struggles when it comes to sensory rooms; with school budgets being tight and no additional funding available it can seem that your project is a nonstarter. Instead of looking at this as an obstacle, start fundraising! Even it takes a couple of years to raise the money, it’s a goal to work towards. Fundraising can involve parents, pupils, and the wider local community and businesses.
“We don’t have any specialist knowledge”
You might think that you need specialist advice to install a sensory room and, in many cases, this would be wise. But it’s not an issue; most sensory room builders will be able to offer their expert advice when you make an enquiry and you can also contact Autism charities for advice. Groups like the National Autistic Society often provide consultation and advice on project like this for free.
“How would we staff the sensory room?”
Again, there is help available for staffing if you look in the right place. Approach specialist support groups in your area and check if they would be able to provide voluntary assistance. You can also get in touch with Universities or colleges that have students studying childcare and childcare with special needs to discuss placements.
Contact iHUS for More Advice
We hope that the information above provided you with some of the answers that you need but if you have any more questions about sensory rooms in schools, then please get in touch.
iHUS design and install modular sensory rooms that are perfect for education settings and our team have years of experience between them so can offer a wealth of advice to you and your school.