Multi-Sensory Support Program

Our Multi-Sensory Room was made possible by grants from Ronald McDonald House Charities, AbbVie, and JPMorgan Chase.

Our Multi-Sensory room contains both relaxing and stimulating equipment for guests with sensory processing needs. A volunteer or staff member will orient families to the room, which can be accessed with a key 24/7. Patients and family members are welcome to use the room.

The multi-sensory room offers equipment for jumping, rocking, and sliding. The marble panel on the wall provides a tactile and auditory sensory experience. The marble panel has color-changing capabilities.

 

 

The LED bubble tubes provide a vibratory relaxation and visual sensory experience. These tubes have color-changing capabilities. The bubble tubes can also be connected to a super switch, which provides special programming.

 

The Vibro-Acoustic Platform allows users to relax with vibrations that match the beat of the music on the Rover. The Rover has Bluetooth capabilities and a radio/cd player for families to use. Vibrations are the strongest towards the middle of the platform.

Fiber optic lighting and tunnel create a visual and tactile experience. The stargazer projects stars and clouds on the wall to create a calm, relaxing environment. The tunnel is vibroacoustic and can connect to a music source.

 

KultureCity

The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware has been officially certified as a Sensory Inclusive Environment by KultureCity. RMHDE is the first venue in Delaware, and the first chapter in the Ronald McDonald House global system to receive this certification. All staff members have been trained on how to recognize guests with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation. The House also showcases signage to indicate its’ inclusive status, loud and quiet areas, and where to check-out a sensory bag. RMHDE offers a sensory room and sensory bags (which include noise-canceling headphones, fidget toys, and a feelings meter) for families to use when needed.

RMHDE is also featured on KultureCity’s website and app (iPhone/Android) which includes information about the House and a social story so families know what to expect before their visit.

The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware is proud to provide an inclusive environment to all guests and families!

Contact Haley Belcher-Patton with any questions at h.belcher-patton@rmhde.org or (302) 428-5314.

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