Sensory Integration Gym
Quiet Sensory Room- The Zen Zone!
Milestone Pediatrics has multiple treatment rooms to choose from for all ages!
Sensory gyms are designed specifically for kids with sensory processing disorders, meaning these children can play without stress. The risk-free activities in a sensory gym foster calmness. Learning becomes enjoyable, not taxing. While parents and therapists aim for developmental improvements, the child just sees fun.
A therapist can guide a child through activities involving brightly colored pillows, swings, ball pits, bubble fans, or tunnels to cultivate appropriate responses to stimuli. Eventually, these reactions become more natural for the child, which helps one participate in more typical activities both academically and socially.
Through guided play on equipment that meets their needs, children with sensory processing disorders improve fine motor skills, body awareness, cause-and-effect reasoning, and social skills. One study demonstrates that gyms help children exercise independence, communicate better, and strengthen their self-care habits and attention spans.