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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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Create safe sensory dens at home for under £100

Sensory Rooms Sensory Rooms and Sensory Dens have long been used as relaxing and calming environments for those living with autism and sensory processing disorders. Clever use of lighting, texture, scents and music all provide comforting and relaxed sensations to the individual. Time spent in a Sensory Room or Sensory Den can calm and provide […]

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Deep Pressure and Sensory Seeking Behaviour

Deep Touch Pressure and Proprioception Weighted Therapy has been proven to stimulate the proprioceptive system (the sense and awareness of our own body’s position and movement) through the use of Deep Touch Pressure. Deep Touch Pressure works on the principle of applying weight or pressure to provide proprioceptive input. This input calms and modulates the […]

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A Brief Guide to Sensory Integration

What is Sensory Integration? Sensory integration is the ability to receive, process and make use of information from the world around us.  This allows us to make an appropriate, adaptive response to meet the demands of the environment. For most of us sensory integration is happening all the time without us having to think about […]

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Lap Pads and Shoulder Wraps

Lap Pads Lap pads apply calming deep pressure to the lap and upper legs. Because they are used while the child is seated, it makes them ideal for use in situations like; the classroom, at reading time, at the table, or in the car. The weight has a calming effect helping attention span and reducing […]

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