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Community | 28th September 2023
 

Sensational new sensory room for Langholm Youth project

 
 
 

Xcel has provided one of the best publicly accessible sensory facilities in the region

By Duncan Elliott

After months of hard work, a few delays and some unforeseen issues we are now ready to introduce you all to the Xcel Sensory Room. A sensory room is a specially designed room which combines a range of stimuli to help individuals develop and engage their senses. These can include lights, colours, sounds, music, and sensory soft play resources, all used within a safe environment that allows the person using it to explore and interact without risk.

Before we started this project we spoke to a number of individuals and groups to make sure what we had planned made sense and would be of benefit to the community and the wider area. One of the benefits identified by all the groups we spoke to was socialisation and this is one of the great benefits of sensory rooms, they can be used by individuals or in groups. Using a sensory room with others can help to promote social skills in a safe, calm, and stress-free environment. A sensory room can also give an individual that space to relax and enjoy their surroundings.

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