Karin Dom’s specialists – Zvezdelina Atanasova and Andreas Andreou, consulted and trained their colleagues from the Day Care Center for Children with Disabilities in the town of Svishtov on how to build a sensory room and how to work with children with sensory deficits.
Karin Dom has a long experience in structuring and using a sensory room in the therapy for children with special needs, and the specialists are confident in the positive outcomes of the therapy.
The sensory room is a place, created and equipted specially, in which, through purposefully created effect of sound and light, the child’s sensory perception is affected. The room is dim, there are toys and equipment that create sense of comfort, by influencing senses, which serves for developing the perceptions – sight, smell, taste, hearing, vestibular and pro-prioceptive system. In this way, children with intellectual deficiency are aided in building a more complete image of the world; it develops stability and concentration – one of the main criterion for the proper function of all processes.
In this environment, the professionals work individually with children with sensory disabilities – cerebral palsy, mental delay, Down Syndrome, autism, hyper activity and other. At the same time, the room can be used as a place for relaxation, experiencing pleasant emotions and/or “reward” for the child’s job well done.
Mrs. Temenujka Todorova – Executive Director of the Day Care Center for Children with Disabilities in Svishtov, invited Karin Dom’s training team to conduct one more training about therapeutic use of the trampoline for children with special needs.
The trampoline has a multifunctional effect and gives the children the opportunity to overcome sensory deficicits. In addition, according to the specialist, the trampoline is very useful for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders since they manage to express their emotions and initiate communication.