Autism & Aspergers

Development through play

Using all the available forms of sensory communication in innovative and unusual ways can inspire and engage the children on the autism or aspergers spectrum at Sensory World Play Centre.  They have fun in the way that they find most comfortable while learning - which leads to a significant and sustainable improvement in their physical and cognitive abilities.

It can also be the case that a normally noisy and disruptive user can find themselves completely engaged by a particular experience and become calm and engaged for considerable periods of time.‚Äč

Specialist play equipment

Colours, shape, texture, movement, lights, images

..are all particularly useful to provide a stimulating learning experience for our visitors, whether children or adult, on the autism spectrum.

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Dark Room

Picture of small child in Sensory World bubble tube room

Dark Rooms, sometimes known as UV Rooms or Blacklight Rooms, are a special sensory resource providing a strong contrast between light sources and the background - which is usually kept as dark as possible.

The aim is to allow for different types of light to be used to access users with partial sight or who simply find the light combinations to be intriguing or calming.  

They can be used in combination with bubble tubes or bubble panels that provide constantly changing light sources and patterns.

Dark rooms can be used to encourage visual discrimination and hand eye coordination.  Our dark room at Sensory World is completely separate for minimum distraction which allows the user the best opportunity to concentrate on the activities being carried out.

Note that 24 hours notice is required for booking of the Dark Room.
Call 01924 456152 to book.