October is Sensory Awareness Month, which aims to bring attention to the experiences of people with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Symptoms of SPD can include a person seeming uncoordinated; struggling to regulate their emotions and remain calm when faced with loud noises and/or physical sensations (for example, getting wet); an extremely high/low pain tolerance; and finding it hard to engage in conversation or play. More information on SPD can be found here.
At PSN, we recognise the need for a quiet place for young people who are struggling, for any reason (including SPD), an area where they can begin to relax and regulate themselves. We are therefore delighted that we are in the process of developing a quiet room that will, in time, be shaped into a sensory room. We will keep you posted on the development of this valuable resource for our students!