As they are entering, an instruction is told to them at normal voice level,
and they are left alone in the room for ten minutes. Inside this room, the lights are off, elevator
music is playing.
There is a bookshelf, an open closet with various clothing items inside, a table
set up with large puzzles, word searches, crayons and coloring sheets, and a comfy sofa and
recliner with pillows of various textures, stuffed animals, and blankets.
There is a moderator in
the room to monitor the activity of the participants.
After ten minutes, the lights are turned on
without warning, and instructions are given for the participants to return to the doorway so they
can head back to the classroom.
Any participants who do not hear or comprehend the
instructions are assisted back to the doorway and led back down the hall single file to the point
where they met outside the classroom.
The headphones are removed, as are the gloves, and
finally the goggles, and they are reminded not to discuss their experiences until everyone has had
a chance to go, and are then led back inside to take their seats or look at the displayed materials
while the other groups have a turn.