Student saves feathers for sensory tools
From The Royal Gazette: A summer student at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute has created sensory tools for people with learning difficulties using colourful feathers salvaged from this year’s carnival outfits.
Tatiana King has been interning at the institute for six weeks and one project was to design and help build the tools — feathered bird and butterfly figures, both with moveable wings.
According to occupational therapist Shari Scott, many people with mental illnesses or learning difficulties are “sensory seeking”.
When Ms King was accepted into the internship, Ms Scott immediately told her of the plan to provide sensory stimulation tools to numerous clients in residential homes across the island…