A Sensory Friendly Home
If you could design the perfect home for your family’s needs, what would it look like?
Would it be a page out of Better Homes and Gardens or Architectural Digest, or would it be something a little more…shall we say…”different?”
I used to enjoy flipping through magazines and furniture catalogs to find just the right touches for my home. And then I had children with special needs. It quickly became obvious that we had to change the way we lived. Sensory integration was the name of the game.
Breakables were the first thing to go. Then most of my books had to be packed up and shelved in the basement. The furniture that caused the highest number of bruises was sold in a garage sale, and replaced with furniture that was either padded or had rounded corners. Shelves were rearranged to make certain items accessible – one kitchen cupboard became our “yes” cupboard, filled with fun sensory items.
My family will never be featured in Better Homes and Gardens. But that’s fine, because we prefer developing our creative energy to build an ever-changing sensory environment to help our children thrive.
This e-book is full of the ideas that were researched, experimented and dreamed of a sensory-friendly home – some are small changes and some are large projects. But everything has the same purpose: to make sure that a family grows together. That’s what makes a house a home.
Publish Date: 2014/04/06
Pages: 43 pages