Sensory Room Experience: Part 1

*This course has been pre-approved by NCTRC for 5 clock hours.

This course is designed to educate students on what sensory rooms are, who they are designed for, and how to utilize them as treatment interventions for a variety of settings and abilities. Evidence-based practices will be highlighted, and this course will describe how sensory rooms can be used as an accommodation. It will also touch on how sensory rooms can be a collaborative approach in working with a treatment team.

Course Objectives

  • The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the therapeutic benefits of a sensory room and it's uses with different populations.

  • The student will be able to use evidenced based research on Sensory Rooms as a tool for expansion of services to include sensory rooms.

  • The student will be able to identify different sensory systems and how to implement them in a TR setting.

Jessica Tischler, M.ed, CTRS

Instructor Bio:

Jessica Tischler has her Master’s of Education in Therapeutic Recreation from Temple University and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with over 12 years of experience in the community recreation setting, including social and recreational programming, summer camps, and adaptive sports and fitness. She also has experience working PRN as a Recreation Therapist for an acute psychiatric hospital. She currently works as the Inclusion & Disability Services Director for a community center--supervising staff, providing accommodations, and building programming. Jessica has recently started her own business, Quality Inclusion Consulting Services, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all by giving organizations the knowledge and tools to become more inclusive, accessible, and a place of belonging for people of all abilities.

Jessica Tischler, M.Ed, CTRS

SMART Instructor