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Weighted Therapy – Weight vs Pressure

Weighted blankets Some Occupational Therapists now recommend that a weighted blanket is used under the supervision of an adult at all times. For use at night this effectively means staying with your child until they have gone to sleep and then removing the weighted blanket. This is sensible advice, however it can cause practical difficulties. […]

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Trouble Sitting Still? 10 Tips & Tools to help an active child sit.

Sensory seeking kids find it almost impossible to sit still.  It’s not their fault it just a fact we parents have to deal with and try and find solution for.   The reasons for the inability to sit still and concentrate on the task in hand can be complex but often it’s down to a poor […]

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5 Calming activities for Sensory Seekers

HERE ARE 5 GREAT HOME BASED SENSORY IDEAS FOR SENSORY SEEKERS   Weighted Toys Use a weighted lap pad or weighted toy to provide calming weight and deep pressure Our weighted Turtle and Snake use different textures to provide tactile input Make up a story about Tilly the Turtle or Sammy the Snake     […]

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1. Prepare the child in advance as much as possible. Practice for the trip for a period leading up to the actual travels. Talk about the upcoming experience to help your child overcome anxiety. Act out or role play anticipated events in advance such as taking off shoes for airport security. 2. If you’re going […]

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10 Considerations when gift buying for sensory seekers

When is shopping for thoughtful gifts easy ? You may have a child, grandchild, or friend who parents a child and/or adult with special needs  and  wondering what kinds of things make nice gifts and add complex sensory needs into the mixture and we start to agonise as to know what to buy. So, what can […]

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