Opening of Multi-Sensory Room at Glenmore

02/06/2016

A Multi-Sensory Room in Glenmore Cottage, Children's Unit in Lisburn has been officially opened by Brendan Whittle, Director of Children's Services.

The concept of a 'Multi-Sensory' room was first developed in the Netherlands in the 1970’s with the original idea to develop activities which enhanced the sensory experiences of individuals with complex needs.

The use of a Multi-Sensory room for young people with sensory needs can improve their levels of concentration, alertness, calmness and general awareness.

The room developed in Glenmore creates a stimulating yet calming atmosphere, which can improve hand to eye co-ordination, supports the development of communication, assists in social and emotional skills, reduces tension and increases relaxation and provides a vehicle for fun and enjoyment.

 

Pictured in the Multi-Sensory Room: Brendan Whittle (Director of Children's Services), Colette Kidd (Parent), Julie Thompson (Manager, Glenmore Cottage) & Jacqui McGarvey (Asst. Director, Cared for Children)