Sensory Stimulation

Sensory stimulation uses everyday objects to arouse one or more of the five senses – sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch – in an attempt to evoke positive feelings in a patient.

This therapy has been used to help people with learning disabilities engage safely in enjoyable, age-appropriate activities. It is also often used to treat other conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
  • Autism
  • Brain injuries
  • Chronic pain

Sensory stimulation activities can include the following:

  • Brightly colored pictures or objects
  • Hand massage
  • Aroma therapy
  • Rhythmic music
  • Flavorful foods of different texture

Technologies for Sensory Stimulation

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What to Expect for Sensory Stimulation

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Side Effects and Risk Factors for Sensory Stimulation

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Education and Resources for Sensory Stimulation

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