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    A Sensory Calming Room for Sir John A McDonald School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jul 3, 2019 4:00:00 AM

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    Used to create an environment completely removed from outside distractions, sensory rooms have been proven to help students in schools across North America since becoming widely used over the past decade or so.

    Used in other facilities such as special needs centres, respite centres, old age residences and a number of other locations, their effectiveness in the educational sector has provided students of all ages with a quick escape when required and are complete with both audio and visual aids to promote relaxation.

    One of our more recent projects was brought to us by the esteemed team at Avron Distribution. As a leading supplier for a wide range of educational, multi-sensory resources intended for all ages and abilities, Avron has grown to be one of the most recognized suppliers in the industry. Their permanent and mobile solutions have helped promote learning, cognitive ability and physical development since the company’s inception in 1994.

    With offices across Canada, Avron reached out to our team directly with a highly specialized design for Sir John A McDonald Elementary School in Belleville, Ontario, who was interested in creating a full-scale padded room for its students.

    As with any sensory room project, they can contain a wide variety of equipment and features that allow users to stimulate their senses. With no two rooms being identical in nature, we were enlisted to help design and manufacture a soft flooring option that would complement bubble tubes that were also included in the design of the room.

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    Working closely with Avron and the school, specifications were communicated between the two parties as our design team quickly got to work on the four-inch pads that would be used to cover the flooring inside the room.

    Once completed, the padding was sent directly to the school where it was met by the team at Avron who oversaw the successful installation of this complex sensory room. Today, it serves as a secure location for students to interact in a safe and calming environment.

    Topics: Custom Padding, Padded Rooms

       

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