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Monthly Archives March 2020

Bubble tubes and Liquid Floor Tiles – what are they and how can they be used in a sensory diet?

There are lots of different things you can add to Sensory Rooms – Bubble Tubes and Liquid Floor tiles are brilliant ways of adding colour, movement and interest to a sensory room, dark den or even the living room so the whole family can enjoy. Bubble Tubes Bubble Tubes have long been a staple of […]

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Sensory Rooms and Lighting

Sensory Rooms Sensory rooms (or multisensory environments) have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Originally intended for those with profound and multiple disabilities, sensory rooms have evolved into a space for all children to calm and also stimulate the senses. One of the key elements of a Sensory Room is Sensory lights – […]

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YONAHUG – NEW Sensory Direct Weighted Blankets

Weighted blankets have been widely used for the calming effect they provide. Research has proven that Weighted Blankets; Promote a calming effect Encourage relaxation and better sleep Provide a safe and effective therapeutic solution Prevent melt-downs and repetitive behaviours Relieve anxiety and stress Ease transitions       To date Weighted Blankets have been used […]

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How to cope with the effects of Daylight Savings time with Autistic and Sensory Seeking children

As parents of an Autistic child we understand the panic and dread when Daylight Savings time comes around. The change of routine, additional light in the house, increased anxiety and a general frustration (from child and parent) trying to manage the change. There is no golden rule, or magic tool we can provide that will […]

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Wedge Cushions and Wobble Cushions – Tips for use

Wedge Cushions A Wedge Cushion is an air-filled cushion that when sat on tilts the pelvis forward slightly, enhancing the inward curve of the lower back and encouraging the user to sit more upright. This encouragement to sit properly and correctly reduces strain on the body’s joints and ligaments which in turn helps the proprioceptive […]

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