We have known about the positive effects of multi-sensory integration for children with diverse abilities (including autism spectrum disorder / ASD) for some time now.
More recently, researchers have been studying the outcomes of multi-sensory interventions with other populations, including adults with Alzheimer's and with children and adults who have experienced trauma. Not surprisingly, the results are promising.
Often called "somatic experiencing" in the therapy-world, multi-sensory activities (jumping, bouncing, landing, touching, seeing, smelling and experiencing one's body in a safe and controlled environment) can help children, teens and adults:
- gain options for sensory seeking - assist with mood and attention - acquire new gross and fine motor skills - improve coordination - develop muscle strength - improve safety awareness - promote stable posture - increase stamina - experience the interaction with their body and the environment in a safe and healthy way - reduce stereotypical behaviors - promote self-regulation - acquire new skills - increase confidence - improve body awareness and balance - get energy out
If your child, teen or family could benefit from counseling services in a multi-sensory environment (MSE), call to schedule an appointment.
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