I’m creating a virtual sensory room for neurodivergent players like me, and I need some ideas on what to include!
Ideas from autistic, ADHD, and otherwise neurodivergent people are encouraged and more heavily considered!
For those unaware of what a sensory room is, it’s a normally quiet space set aside for neurodivergent people to unwind, play, take care of themselves, and more, with focus on how we perceive sensations (hence “sensory”) as opposed to neurotypical people.
I’ve included a TON of stuff so far, but what I’ve built is so big that I still have space to fill!
What it features already includes: “soft play” replicas, slow spinning gears, interactable moving items, interactable toys, pillows, chairs, tents, screens to draw on, buttons to press, glowing interactable objects, a slide, chairs hanging from the ceiling, and more.
I’ve already been suggested a sound board of sorts, but chose against it since I’m personally overstimulated by noise, and many others are too.
I am working on readable books, too! If anyone has ideas for what I can write a mini-book on, that’d be great. I’m trying to focus those on common special interests, like dinosaurs. Input from other ND people here is especially appreciated; tell me your special interests and hyperfixations!
In short, ideas for “play” items, sensory room-typical toys, interactables, and mini-books would be wonderful. I want to focus on player comfort!