Case Study: Piotr

The sensory room at Acorns
The sensory room at Acorns

Piotr is 30 years old and has a learning disability, sensory impairment (limited sight and hearing), limited verbal communication and reduced mobility.

He lives at home with family, though has carers visiting to attend to his daily needs. He attends Acorns day services for 5 full days each week to take part in a range of activities, but he particularly enjoys time in the sensory room. Piotr is able to distinguish between light and dark and shades of colour so enjoys the strands of optic sensory lights. He is tactile and enjoys banging the calabash on a tray and beating the bongo drums.

Piotr needs one-to-one support to help him participate in, and get the most from activities and also relies on support workers for personal care. He is changed 3 times a day and a hoist is needed to mobilise him onto the changing bed.

Few other services would be able to offer Piotr such stimulating and therapeutic activities due to the extent of his disability.

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