In September 2019, the ‘Sensory Movement Gym’ sponsored by Stantec opened its doors. With this added space, Pacekids is now able to offer invaluable therapeutic approach to the children we serve. The addition of this room allows more children to enhance their motor skills, develop additional strength, and work towards their goals in a fun and engaging way! Many of the children Pacekids serves greatly benefit from movement in the ‘Sensory Movement Gym’ to support with their regulation and to aide with their participation within the classroom routine. Simply put, not only does this strengthen children physically, it helps with focus in the classroom as well!
In addition to the ‘Sensory Movement Gym’, Stantec employees created multi-sensory tactile tiles for the display wall in Pacekids’ North School. Pacekids Occupational Therapist, Kate Dunlop had the opportunity help Stantec employees to understand the importance of sensory walls, elements of an effective sensory wall, and the primary needs of the children we serve.
Thank you Stantec for your generous support!