What Is A Sensory Room?
A sensory room is a relaxing space that uses soft lights, colours, sensory soft play objects, aromas, sounds and a variety of textures to gently engage the senses. Sensory rooms can create a particularly calming experience for those who struggle with sensory overload, often referred to as a ‘meltdown’.
We have answered your top questions about sensory rooms here.
You can opt for a Modular Sensory Room or alternatively, you can adapt a space that you already have. A modular sensory room is manufactured to your specification in our factory before being delivered to your site and professionally installed.
How Can A Sensory Room Benefit My Customers?
For an individual who struggles with sensory overload, visiting a shopping centre can be an incredibly daunting experience. The bustling crowds, constant noise, change in lighting and various other factors can cause one or more of the body’s senses to experience over-stimulation.
This can be extremely overwhelming, upsetting and even painful for an individual. A sensory room will provide somewhere calm and relaxing for individuals to go when they are feeling overwhelmed with their surroundings.
Families who have a child with autism, Asperger’s, ADHD or anxiety etc. are more likely to travel further to visit a shopping centre with a sensory room rather than go to a shopping centre that doesn’t meet their needs.
Similarly, adults who struggle with sensory overload will be able to shop in confidence within your shopping centre knowing there’s a safe space to go when it all gets a little bit too much.
How Can A Sensory Room Benefit My Business?
As a shopping centre manager or owner, it is in the best interest of your business to improve your shopping centre for those with disabilities.
Studies carried about by The Purple Pound, found that the shopping sector is losing £267 million every month by ignoring the needs of those with disabilities. By making changes to your shopping centre, such as adding a sensory room, you can attract a wider range of customers.
A sensory room also demonstrates that your business is accessible and welcoming to those who may struggle with tasks that the rest of us take for granted (such as shopping). By attracting a wider range of customers to your business, you will increase your turnover.