A Sensory Room for Edie
Little Edie Hughes was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy when she was only five days old. Doctors were pessimistic, but two years later she is bright as a button thanks to a Children’s Integrated Therapy Team and their sensory room funded by her NHS charity.
Sensory rooms can have a tremendous impact on the development of children. They have been shown to be calming, and to help them interact with other people and the world around them. It's a great way to develop their mental and physical capacity and Edit's mother is under no doubt about how important it has been.
“It’s a wonderful space and you can really tell that Edie benefits from it as it’s such a calming, immersive environment,” she explains. “If we didn’t use it I know that Edie wouldn’t be doing so well or be at the stage she is now."
However, it's not only Edie who benefits. This is a great place for their parents who have a comfortable and relaxing place to play and spend quality time with their children. For Edie, his mother Marianne and many other children, sensory rooms such as this are opening up a world of new horizons.