This week at #WhatNextprog participants got a chance to take part in a multi-sensory activity session helping develop skills in sensory integration.
Multi-sensory activities provide a variety of sensory stimulation for young people with additional needs.
Here are just some of the benefits of multi-sensory activities:
Improves focus enhancing concentration, attention, and alertness.
Develops or reactivates senses encouraging young people to explore objects and their environment. The purpose of the session was to stimulate the basic building blocks needed to process hearing, sight, smell, touch, and taste.
Promotes cognitive development by promoting increased brain function and encourage creative thinking in a safe and supportive environment.
Encourages socialisation giving participants opportunities to interact with their peers.
Improve motor development - Not only do multi-sensory activities promote cognitive develop, but they also help young people to improve their physical skills. Participants also learn up better understand and integrate information regarding touch, balance and special awareness.
What Next? programme participants also got a chance to learn about others and the challenges their peers living with a range of additional needs may have.
Thanks to all young people for taking part!