New room will stimulate the senses with therapy
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.”