General Instructional Guidelines
The size of a sensory room or area depends a lot on space availability. If space is an issue, a corner of the classroom can be transformed into a sensory corner. By using a gym mat in a vertical position, it can be stood up in the corner to create a 3-sided room. Another gym mat spread out on the floor can be a comfortable means to complete your sensory room lay out. This method creates an easy set-up and tears down option for small inexpensive sensory areas.
A room of any size can create an adequate sensory environment. In most
cases, it is the tools and how they are used that creates the
environment. A word of caution is given that too many exposed sensory
tools can cause over stimulation and cause negative sensory overload
effect on the student. Whenever possible, use cupboards with doors,
colored bins, or throw a drop cloth over exposed shelves.
Information adapted from The Professionals' Catalog Nan Foker