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Northlandz and Therapy for Autism

The Essence of Northlandz Wonderland

The Essence of Northlandz Wonderland

Northlandz Wonderland is the miniature museum that is holding the position of the remarkable miniature-themed place with the world’s largest miniature rail model. From world classic miniature rail model to finest mountainous structures, bridges, hundreds of tunnels, model houses, and woody landscape including the Raritan River are entirely crafted by hand. Astonish miniature doll museum with more than two thousand dolls inside 94-rooms dollhouse makes the museum more pleasant for kids. Inclusion zone inside the wonderland always enlightens with the rejoicing of children. The steam train model of standard size is also an integral part of the miniature world, providing a ride for everyone despite their abilities. We provide an astonishing environment and stunning view from our treasured collections.

Enjoyment for All Little Ones

The owner, management team, and crew members always show great concern to make wonderland a place of pleasure and recreation for all children beyond their mental abilities and intrinsic capabilities. The concerned wonderland's team communicates with childhood psychologist professionals to upgrade miniature wonderland according to the traits of special needs children.

Enjoyment for All Little Ones
Prime Concern for Autistic Kids

Prime Concern for Autistic Kids

Northlandz Wonderland provides the utmost therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as autism is one of the leading developmental disorders. We believe that autistic kids can be as successful as other children by giving them accurate surroundings to boost their overall development. Our highly qualified team members work day and night to make the museum, a place for all. In our wonderland, we promote more activities to ensure optimum sensory development for children with special needs. Features by which Northlandz provides therapy for autistic kids describe below in detail;

Use of Dim light inside Miniature Museum

The first aid for autistic visitors is to use dim lighting inside the building. According to professionals, and researchers spark light, sudden spotlights, and flash beams can negatively trigger autistic children. Our wonderland serves as a sensory-friendly themed museum to boost motor development and cognitive development in autistic children.

Play Zone by Inclusion Festivals

Inclusion festivals is a non-profit organization, founded by speech therapist Amy Pinder and Special education trainer Leah Barron. It is the first unique organization that composes sensory-friendly music rhythms and lyrics to soothe autistic children. Inclusion festival collaborated with Northlandz Wonderland to provide an ideal sensory-friendly play zone with soothing background music for autistic children. The exclusively designed inclusion zone contains relaxing tools and playing equipment that can reduce stress and anxiety in children with special needs. Inclusion zone in miniature museum managed by a professional therapist to maintain sensory-friendly features. The use of neutral colors and a cool color scheme of inclusion zone helps to relax the mind in autistic children. Hyperactivity can also be minimized under the presence of a cool color scheme.

Some more spectacular features of our Inclusion zone are:

  • ⮚Soothing colors scheme
  • ⮚Sensory-friendly background music
  • ⮚Peer-friendly environment
  • ⮚Toys and equipment that enhance tactile learning
  • ⮚Weight Blanket to reduce stress and hyperactivity
  • ⮚Supervision of professional therapist

Voice Over for Chronicles of Northlandz

An excellent feature to learn about Wonderland and its amenities in human voice has been introduced in the museum. This subtle activity enhances cognitive learning and multifocal sensory development in autistic children. The smooth voice plays in the background inside the miniature museum. The entire story is based upon featuring the world’s largest miniature model train, its length the tiny size and detail of the train, the number of tunnels and bridges, and the back story for the museum’s opening.

Voice Over for Chronicles of Northlandz
The Stock of Modern Devices and Technology

Stock of Modern Devices and Technology

Sharp sounds and loud noises can trigger the symptoms in autistic children. The miniature wonderland has a good amount of noise-canceling headphones. These headphones are sufficient to provide for all special needs visitors. Noise-reducing headphones are ideal to reduce uncomfortable loud sounds for the kid using them. Noise-reducing headphones are easily accessible by the guardian and children and can be perfect for sensory development without interfering in triggering any symptoms. These headphones are particularly required in the section of "Ghost Town". The Ghost Town is designed with creepy miniature dummies with the background sound of a thunderstorm. These amenities are just for adventure for the kids. Autistic children can also rejoice in their visit to roam inside Ghost Town by using noise-canceling headphones.

Availability of Useful Convenient Objects

As described earlier, the miniature museum welcomes all visitors.We have two standard wheelchairs for visitors with disabilities.The museum’s management permits with a warm heart to every disabled person to visit each corner of the Northlandz.The helping hand of our expert crew members is always present for visitors who need special care.

Corner for Tranquillity

Corner for Tranquillity

Autism needs special care and comfort for calmness, so the miniature museum especially arranges a corner called "Calming Corner" with all the necessary calming tools. This corner is devoted to managing emotions, mood swings, restlessness, and resistible feelings. The Calming Corner has several tools like stuff animal toys, soothing colors, and stress-relieving balls. A therapist is also present there to comfort autistic children. A chart describing the current mood and feeling with its remedy in the form of clipart pictures is also present. Pressing the stress-relieving ball to overcome strong emotions and deep breathing therapy to reduce anxiety are the most successful activities in Calming corner.

Northlandz Snack Bar

Northlandz Snack Bar

Northlandz Wonderland allows the guardian, caretakers, and parents of autistic children to bring their food from home according to their dietary needs. Besides the homemade food, a tuck shop and snack bar are present inside the museum. The snack bar has a sensory-friendly flex “Northlandz communication board” with multiple food-related clipart pictures. The autistic kid with verbal issues or any child with other disabilities of communication can order food by just placing a hand on the desirable meal. The clip art communication board is designed under the supervision of psychologists. The diverse colors of pictures ease in sensory development of the child. Motor and gross movement can also enhance by this optimum feature.

Therapy with Steam-Train Ride

Therapy with Steam-Train Ride

The miniature museum provides valuable therapy for learning and sensory development for autistic children. As a dynamic group, we designed various objects in both miniature and standard sizes to enhance the knowledge for the children. Northlandz provides an ideal environment for autistic children as well. Beyond our miniature rail view and historic dollhouse, we have an exciting ride on a steam train that is the model replica of the 1980's steamed-based rail. The journey on the red-green color train along with their parents can be beneficial to strengthen sensory development, congenital development, and gross movement in autistic children. These children can learn efficiently by observing the woody landscape and fast speed of the train with harmonized sound.

Northlandz Wonderland is an integral place to boost learning and development for every child. We are determined to make our miniature museum exemplary for helping the child to groom into its full potential. For children, Northlandz Wonderland is a fun place to visit, although Northlandz Wonderland is an incredible spectrum of fruitful knowledge learning for the future of children, especially children with an autism spectrum disorder.