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The benefits of sensory activities

By September 11, 2019 No Comments
Woman with disability enjoying bubble sensory activity.
Achieve participant enjoying a bubble sensory activity.

Why are sensory activities benefical?

Adults who live with developmental disabilities tend to experience the world and their surroundings differently. Therefore, it remains important that they can access leisure and recreation activities that are suitable and adapted to their way of learning. By using the benefits of sensory activities people with disability can learn important life skills while enjoying a more active and inclusive lifestyle.

For non-verbal individuals, or those with communication barriers, it is crucial to actively engage senses with sensory activities as they learn and retain information by using non-verbal senses. Dabbling with different materials, textures, and temperatures can provide the necessary stimulation to enhance mental growth and improve cognitive and adaptive skills while having fun. More importantly, this mental progress can lead to significant personal improvement which may positively transfer to other aspects of the participants life.

Benefits of sensory activities for people with disability

One of the benefits of sensory activities is experiencing and seeing one’s own progress, which can be a positive experience for many individuals with disability. The wide range of sensory activities that are provided by Achieve Australia have been carefully chosen for adults with developmental delays. Some of the activities that our participants enjoy include:

  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Weekly cooking classes
  • Gardening
  • Sewing
  • Silent disco
  • Sound healing 
  • Slime

We understand that as a caregiver you know what is best for your loved one. If you need support to keep your loved one physically active, maintain a healthy social life and ensure they can participate in their favourite activities, Achieve is here to help.

Contact us today to learn more or schedule a tour of one of our My Life Community and Lifestyle Services.

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