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About Sensory Direct

Sensory Direct was born out of necessity back in 2005 following our son’s diagnosis of Autism in 2003. In addition to his Autism, Ethan hardly ever slept and was on the go constantly – running up & down the hallway, spinning, swinging his arms, jumping and generally banging and crashing into everyone and everything.

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About Weighted Therapy

Weighted therapy is the use of weighted products to apply weight and deep touch pressure (surface pressure) to the body stimulating the proprioceptive sense enabling those who are “sensory seeking” to relax, focus and have a greater awareness of their body.

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Latest Blog Post

Why swinging is great therapy for sensory integration

Swinging is great for stimulating the vestibular receptors which can helpful for children who are “sluggish” and need vestibular input (ie a sense of movement) to get them going.   To quote Lindsey…

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