The Bucharest City Hall, through the Administration of Hospitals and Medical Services Bucharest, and UNICEF Romania Representative inaugurated today a sensory park for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The park is located in the courtyard of the ‘Prof. Dr. Alexandru Obregia’ Clinical Psychiatry Hospital in Bucharest.
The Sensory Park at the ‘Prof. Dr. Alexandru Obregia’ Clinical Psychiatry Hospital serves a dual purpose: therapeutic for children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, or other neurodevelopmental disorders, and for socialization in the case of adolescent patients. Exposure to specific sensory experiences helps children with neurodevelopmental disorders develop and regulate their reactions to external stimuli.
Sensory experiences are essential for the development of children’s brains. Sensory integration issues are commonly encountered in neurodevelopmental disorders and can emerge from early childhood. Activities and preventive services are particularly important for the subsequent therapeutic progress.
The beneficiaries will not only be pediatric and adolescent patients from Bucharest but also those from other parts of the country who are treated at the ‘Prof. Dr. Alexandru Obregia’ Clinical Psychiatry Hospital.