The Hon.

Michael Keenan MP

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Sensory Room a welcome addition

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Sensory Room a welcome addition
A sensory room for children with disabilities has become a welcome addition at Identitywa’s Children’s House in Nollamara, Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan says. 

Funded by a $10,000 Federal Government Grant, the room has created a therapeutic and interactive space for the children who take a break from their family and carer at the house. 

“This funding has created a sensory environment that will be used as a soothing space to calm children with stress or anxiety, and to engage children with learning difficulties through modified practices,” Mr Keenan said.

Complete with interactive sensory tools including tactile boards, sounds machines and audio visual equipment, the new room has proven very popular amongst the children accessing support.

Identitywa Chief Executive Officer Marina Re says “We are very grateful for the support from the Federal Government and we are confident that the sensory room will become a favourite space for many of the children who spend time within the home.”

The Identitywa house is a safe and secure space where children aged between 0-18 receive high quality care whilst parents and carers receive a much earned break.

Partially funded by the WA State Government, it provides overnight facilities, meals and physical therapy services. The disability support agency is supported, and works in collaboration, with a number of not-for-profit organisations including Life Link, Therapy Focus, and the Telethon Trust. 

Identitywa has also recently opened a new hub at 5/14 Halley Road, Balcatta.  For further information on Identitywa please visit http://therapyfocus.org.au/ or phone (08) 9474 3303, alternatively you can email reception@identitywa.com.au.  

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