Sensory gyms are safe, structured settings where children enjoy guided play that promotes cognitive-behavioral, social skills and enhances motor development. When combined with other therapies, a sensory gym can amplify results by rein-forcing the treatment of sensory disorders. Our program increases independence, eases stress in social situations and raises tolerance to new sensations coming from the body and the environment.
Regardless of whether your child has specials needs, a sensory gym promotes skill and developmental growth for all participants. Our equipment is designed to provide proprioceptive and vestibular sensory input -- swings, trampolines, ther-apy balls, etc. Use of our facility will let your child reach their highest potential in a safe, secure, non-threatening environment. Our therapists work hard to make the children feel comfortable and have fun while working on their fine and gross motor development amongst many others.
Our Sensory Gym is equipped with the following features:
- Linear & rotational swings (net, lycra, pogo, platform swing, and more!)
- Multiple colorful climbing walls
- Vertical & Horizontal ladders (Jungle Gym)
- Zip line
- Crash Pads
- And MORE!
Can your child benefit from a sensory gym?
One of the main reasons parents bring their child to a sensory gym is if a child has something called a Sensory Integration Dysfunction or Sensory Processing Disorder. Children who are properly diagnosed with SPD suffer from inability to integrate sensory information properly in the brain causing problems in devel-opment, information processing and behavior.
Use of our sensory gym will facilitate proper sensory responses in every child us-ing movement together with other stimuli to achieve a child’s success in any so-cial or physical situation. However, a sensory gym is a beneficial tool for ANY child. Even if your child doesn't have a Sensory Integration Dysfunction but you simply want to advance their current physical level then a sensory gym can be just the right place.
During our program, licensed therapists will guide your child through various ac-tivities that challenge his or her ability to respond appropriately to sensory input by making a successful, organized response. Activities are specifically tailored for your child and will help meet and exceed your child’s developmental needs. We focus on getting your child to elicit appropriate sensory responses on their own while being exposed to various stimuli.
Signs of Sensory Integration Dysfunction may include
- Overly sensitive to touch, movement, sights or sounds
- Under-reactive to sensory stimulation
- Activity level that is unusually high or unusually low
- Coordination Problems
- Delays in speech, language, motor skills or academic achievement
- Poor organization of behaviors
- Poor self-concept
Other areas of interest
- Hand-eye coordination
- Fine & Gross motor skills
- Balance and coordination
- Body awareness
- Muscle strength