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Monthly Archives February 2020

Benefits of Ball Therapy and Peanut Balls

The benefits of ball therapy are widely acknowledged for children and adults with a range of abilities. Balls are used for balance and coordination training, strengthening, gross motor and proprioceptive activities. Balls are commonly used for; Improving dynamic balance by sitting or lying on top of the ball Activities to facilitate movement and general gross […]

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Chewbuddy – Which one will you choose?

Sensory Chews The use of sensory chews for the management and relief of stimming is well documented, and most parents/carers will have tried some form of sensory chew for their child. At Sensory Direct we often hear of the concerns relating to safety ‘is the material safe for my child to chew’ and also hygiene […]

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Pencil grips – what are they and why so many?

What are Pencil Grips? Pencil Grips are small impermanent attachments that fit onto a pencil. They help a child or adult have a functional and accurate grasp of a pencil. Used correctly, a Pencil Grip can help develop fine motor skills and user control over their handwriting.  Traditionally Pencil Grips are made with foam, silicone […]

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Weighted Jackets

  Weighted jackets provide deep pressure and have a ‘calming and organising’ effect on the body’s proprioceptive system. The jackets are commonly recommended by Occupational Therapists for use in the classroom to increase attention-span and reduce the hyperactivity often seen in children with autism, ADHD, and sensory or learning difficulties. A weighted jacket can benefit […]

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