There is a wide variety of equipment that can help to support people’s sensory needs and make experiences more enjoyable, for example swings and tactile objects.
For some people, interacting with the world around them and overstimulation of the senses can lead to anxiety and social difficulties. In extreme cases, some individuals may find it impossible to deal with certain situations or settings.
There is a wide variety of equipment available that can help to support people’s sensory needs and make some experiences more enjoyable. For example, shower-proof music and lighting devices could be used to help support a person and encourage bathing, reducing anxiety, and allowing the person to experience an environment that they may not automatically be comfortable with, while other equipment such as sensory swings, lighting, and tactile objects can help people regulate other sensory needs.
In some cases, effective use of sensory equipment is believed to have contributed to reductions in instances of challenging behaviour.