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Can Assistive Technology For Autism Help With Learning?

Can Assistive Technology For Autism Help With Learning?

In recent years advancing assistive technology for autism has had a significant impact for those on the autistic spectrum disorder. It has provided an alternative communication strategy and continues to make an ascending impact on quality of life, education access and development of social and relationship skills. It offers a range of communication options in […]

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Top 10 Sensory Gifts for Christmas

Top 10 Sensory Gifts for Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about all the wonderful sensory gifts you’re going to be buying for friends and family this festive season. For many, it’s the most exciting and satisfying part of the holiday season. However, if you have a family member or a child with more complex […]

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Peanut Balls and the Benefits of Ball Therapy

  Peanut Balls and the Benefits of Ball Therapy The benefits of ball therapy are widely acknowledged for children and adults with a range of abilities.   Balls are used for balance and co-ordination training, strengthening, gross motor and proprioceptive activities.  Balls are commonly used for: To improve dynamic balance by sitting or lying on top of […]

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The Benefits of Wedge and Wobble Cushions

THE BENEFITS OF WEDGE & WOBBLE CUSHIONS 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 […]

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7 Useful tips for easing the transition back to school

The long summer holidays are nearly over and it’s time to start thinking about the transition back to school. For many children with special needs heading back to school can bring up feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. Here are some seven tips which may help ….. Arrange a visit to the school a week or […]

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