The Hill has recently debuted its new sensory room for participants to enjoy a calming and relaxing environment. This new addition to The Hill has already been a hit with many participants and it has been exciting to watch everyone engaging with and enjoying the new resource.
Jesse in particular is enjoying the space and is benefitting from engaging with the sensory room experiences, which he now visits several times a day.
When Jesse first started attending The Hill, he often hesitated to join in on activities in a group setting, preferring to observe rather than participate. This is partly because he is a very active person, physically and mentally, sometimes causing him to become over-stimulated and unable to focus on one thing for very long. For him, the sensory room has proven to be a valuable space where he can decompress and settle his emotions when they become overwhelming.
Jesse adores being in the new sensory room. It acts as an oasis where he can spend time sitting calmly and quietly, taking in all the different features, including the different colours, lights, bubbles and relaxing sounds and music.