Many people with autism have difficulty processing everyday sensory information such as sounds, sights and smells. This is usually called having sensory integration difficulties, or sensory sensitivity. It can have a profound effect on a person’s life.
For example, a person might be hyper sensitive to light, noise, taste or smell.
Our team of behavioural specialists work alongside other professionals, such as Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists and our clinical psychologist , to work with the individual to build bespoke sensory needs programmes. This can include the use of a sensory room or assistive technology such as weighted blankets…
Sensory rooms could include lighting effects, tactile furniture or fabrics and soothing music. Many of our homes have their own sensory rooms for our residents and students at Three Bridges can benefit from their own sensory centre.