The Flinders Neurodivergent Study Support and Advocacy group are putting together a proposal for a sensory room on the Bedford Park campus. This post links to a survey they are conducting to assess student need for such a space. Reading time + survey time ~ 4 minutes
Chloe from the Flinders Neurodivergent Study Support and Advocacy group contacted me as they are currently running a student survey to better understand the need for a sensory room on the Bedford Park campus.
This is taken from the front page of the survey.
“This survey is being conducted by Flinders Neurodivergent Study Support and Advocacy (FNSSA). Our current priority is securing a room on the Flinders University Bedford Park campus that will be a dedicated sensory space for all students who experience sensory overload. In addition, we aim to apply for funding so that this room may contain equipment/items that students find most helpful in alleviating sensory overload.Sensory overload refers to when your five senses; touch, taste, sound, smell, and sight, experience more input than your brain can process. Although anyone can experience sensory overload, those who identify as neurodivergent usually experience sensory overload to a higher degree, and more frequently. Sensory overload can make it more difficult to concentrate, increase irritability, or cause feelings of stress and anxiety. A sensory room provides a curated space with multi-sensory resources which may help to alleviate these symptoms.”
If you’d like to support their efforts to get a sensory room on campus, consider completing the survey.
I reviewed the survey and it is brief and non-intrusive. Would only take a couple of minutes to complete. It covers:
- whether you experience sensory overload
- how often you’d use a sensory room at Flinders if it were available
- what kinds of objects and items would you like to see in a sensory room
- whether you consider yourself neurodivergent, and
- an open question to share anything else you’d like to share
I am promoting the survey because I believe in students advocating for students 😊