Sensory Experience Exhibition

Think with the whole body. As this quote says, we use our five senses to see, hear, taste, smell and touch to learn and experience with the environment. This learning happens on a continuum. In addition to the five external senses, the senses pertaining to Movement, Balance and their awareness plays a pivotal role in the learning process. As a child grows from infancy to adulthood, the experiences using the above senses get refined and integrated for further interactions.

Sensory integration is a continuous process which spans across the growth and development of an individual. Any lacuna or deficit can manifest as an impediment for the normal functioning and co-existing with the environment. As children, using the aforesaid senses involves play , play and only play… Play which is fun, directed towards  satisfaction, uninhibited, provides an appropriate ground for learning and later reinforcement.

When children lose out on their formative years, the benefits and outcomes of developmental play can lead to gaps in learning. This brings in the role of Therapists and Educators to facilitate the bridge between play and learning so as to make it a smoother and enjoyable process.

Not to undermine the role of parents, sensory integration begins at home. Sensory integration can be achieved using the materials easily available at home through functional activities. Parents can unleash their creativity using the simple materials and facilitate imparting various experiences right at their homes. It goes unsaid that this is done with a great agenda of ONLY FUN…

Lets not forget that  “The senses are the ones we trust first, last and always”.

SEE - 2022

On 29th and 30th of July ,it was SEE at Mirra - Sensory Experience Exhibition - our annual event, which had students and parents engage their senses through the Arts.

SEE - 2020

Moulding paper mache, sniffing scents around the home, household chores, diy musical instruments, shadow art and making friends with food… were some of our suggestions to parents who had gathered virtually for Mirra's Annual Sensory Experience Exhibition on 28th of November 2020.

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Mirra held its annual sensory exhibition SEE (Sensory Experience Exhibition) themed on Activities of Daily Living on 22nd and 23rd November.

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SEE in Nature

Nature is the ultimate sensory experience. And she is there in abundance around us. “Why look beyond”, asks Durga, the head of therapy at Mirra who is almost obsessive about taking therapy beyond the four walls and towards nature

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SEE - Third Chapter

The focus of this third chapter was to explore sensory-based activities for vocation or leisure - activities such as pottery, origami, sewing, weaving, garden art, jewellery with beads and fireless cooking. Did it arouse the curiosity of the children? Oh yes it did.

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SEE, Explore, Experience

On 23rd and 24th of September 2016 Mirra turned into a “home” – exhibiting and demonstrating activities of daily living that deal with senses, home being the environment where the components of these senses can be made aware and practised..

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