New room will stim­u­late the senses with ther­apy

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

SENSES Aus­tralia has un­veiled a sen­sory ther­apy room to pro­vide more op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple with dis­abil­ity.

The Bur­swood-based not­for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion pro­vides sup­port ser­vices to more than 650 chil­dren, adults and el­derly peo­ple.

The new room will give chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties the chance to par­tic­i­pate in group ses­sions and pro­vide space for clients who pre­fer to have ther­apy ses­sions out of home.

Corinna McNamee and her daugh­ter Issy were keen to try out the new room.

She was ex­cited about hav­ing ac­cess to the ther­apy room and new, use­ful equip­ment.

“It’s great to get out of the house or school to a new and stim­u­lat­ing en­vi­ron­ment where we will have ac­cess to such use­ful equip­ment, the type we couldn’t af­ford or have space for,” she said.

“The group ses­sions are re­ally mo­ti­vat­ing for Issy since she’s very so­cial and en­joys work­ing with her friends.

“Most im­por­tantly for us, hav­ing ready and reg­u­lar ac­cess to rou­tine tread­mill ses­sions will ben­e­fit Issy in so many ways.”

Senses Aus­tralia’s ser­vices gen­eral man­ager Elvira Ed­wards said the or­gan­i­sa­tion ap­pre­ci­ated the com­mit­ment from Brook­field Mul­ti­plex and its grad­u­ates, who turned a dream into re­al­ity.

“With the gen­er­ous sup­port of the con­trac­tors and sup­pli­ers, the grad­u­ates have worked tire­lessly to pro­duce this new pur­pose fit-out that peo­ple of all ages can ben­e­fit,” Ms Ed­wards said.

“The new room will al­low us to hold both in­di­vid­ual and group ther­apy ses­sions and to try spe­cialised sen­sory equip­ment to see if it’s ben­e­fi­cial be­fore pur­chas­ing.”

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