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Guest Blog – ‘All About Body Socks’

Juniper Tree Therapy Hi there! We’re delighted to be asked to contribute to Sensory Direct’s blog. We’re Occupational Therapists who work with children in their homes, schools, or in clinic settings. We work with children who may have a variety of needs including Sensory Integration difficulties, neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, or conditions […]

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Sensory Direct Welcomes SenseToys To The Family

Sensory Direct is delighted to welcome SenseToys to the Sensory Direct family. SenseToys was founded by Lesley Burton, a mother of 2 children with additional needs, after many fruitless searches for toys and activities to help her sons. From the beginning the company has excelled in selling a wide range of sensory toys and communication […]

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10 Fun Things To Do On Scooter Boards

What Are Scooter Boards? Scooter Boards look a bit like square skateboards. They are portable and made of sturdy plastic with wheels and handles at the sides. They are ideal for upper body strengthening, movement, motor planning and vestibular activities. Sensory Direct Scooter Boards are available in 2 sizes; Small 30cm x 30cm and Large […]

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Chewing, COVID 19 and the correct Sensory Chew

What is ‘Stimming’? Self-stimulating behaviour, better known as ‘stimming’ is something that we all do to some extent. Biting nails, twirling hair, chewing gum and cracking knuckles are all types of stimming. Those living with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders display more frequent and sometimes dangerous forms of stimming. These can also cause physical or […]

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The Benefits of Buying Handmade Weighted Products

Our Story There are many benefits to buying Handmade Weighted Products. Let’s start with our story. Sensory Direct was born out of necessity back in 2005 following our son’s diagnosis of Autism in 2003. Weighted Products and specifically ‘Weighted Blankets’ were suggested to us as a coping mechanism. We spent time researching Weighted Products on […]

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