Multisensory Environments to Fit Your Needs
School Specialty Has a Sensory Solution for Everyone and Every Budget
A multisensory environment is a dedicated space or room which is designed to allow passive or active control of the sensory environment (visual, auditory, vibration, olfactory, vestibular, etc.) to stimulate the senses, promote cause/effect interaction, and/or help promote feelings of pleasure, calm, and well-being. Typically, components of a MSE often include bubble tubes or other encased moving water pieces, light sources like a fiber optic fixture or wall feature, and/or a sound component such as vibroacoustic furniture or a light panel that is reactive to sound input. MSE's can be used with all populations, including neurotypical developing children, students on the autism spectrum, individuals with behavior challenges, and adult populations with sensory/memory impairments.
An MSE should be a safe and non-threatening space that utilizes sound, light, movement, vibration, or other sensory input. MSE's can be used for a variety of purposes including:
- Calming and reorganizing
- Building cognitive cause/effect skills
- Promoting visual and auditory perception skills
- Stimulating language/communication skills and other educational goals
School Specialty has partnered with Experia to bring you a full line of multisensory equipment. MSE's provide a solution that offers students with high level disabilities the opportunity to control, manipulate, intensify, or reduce stimulation within a safe environment.