Sensory Works Program
SensoryWorks™ was founded when Recovery Ways Life Skills Program Director Stormy Hill, M.D. and Dr. Maryann Rosenthal started working with adults who suffered from mental health and substance use disorders. It became evident to them that teaching the skills of self-regulation to this dual-diagnosis population was a must. Dr. Hill’s clinical experience using multi-sensory rooms, which are widely used in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders and have more recently been used in the inpatient psychiatric setting. Their use in residential dual-diagnosis treatment centers was almost non-existent, though and Combining these two worlds was a natural fit. Sensory rooms would be the perfect environment for teaching the skills of self-regulation. After building their first SensoryWorks™ multi-sensory room and launching the LifeSki11s™ program, the data proved to be a highly effective and innovative treatment combination.