One of the primary goals of ENRICH is to provide the Wikwemikong Pontiac Middle School with a multi-sensory room. A milti-sensory room is a specially designed space that can meet a variety of sensory needs through beautiful lighting, relaxing music, and textured objects. It can be used as a therapy for a variety of diagnosis, ages and abilities. For example, sensory rooms have been successfully used to engage children with Mild to Profound Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Autism, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The sensory room may be used for many different purposes including relaxation, de-escalation, gross motor skill development, life skills development, and language development. Students with special needs at the Pontiac School would greatly benefit from the techniques that multi-sensory learning offers.
To learn more about multi-sensory environments please visit the Snoezelen website.