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  • What is a Sensory Room used for?

    What is a Sensory Room used for?

    As well as the traditional calming use of sensory equipment, dynamic and interactive sensory equipment can change a child's life.

    Sensory rooms provide a unique sensory experience to people of all sensory abilities. These rooms can help to aid sensory development by guiding individuals through various challenges that target their sensory ability to correctly respond to sensory information. This is best achieved through providing a specially designed space that gives a tailored experience to the individual. Additionally, sensory rooms can also improve skills such as balance and hand-eye coordination. And of course, sensory rooms can be used purely as a fun treat!

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  • Designing Sensory Gardens for Autism

    Sensory gardens have a vast range of benefits and are a perfect way to improve the sensory development of autism sufferers.

    Autism is a developmental disability that impairs social interaction, communication, and behaviour. Sufferers find it hard to understand the emotions of others, and often have delayed language development. It is common for individuals with autism to suffer from a variety of cognitive, learning, emotional, and behaviour problems. There is no cure for autism, but speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, educational support, and a number of autism interventions are available to help sufferers and improve their way of life.

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  • Emptying your Bubble Tube

    One of the most frequent questions we get asked is; “How often should I replace the water in my bubble tube?” We suggest the water is changed at the end of every term or 8 weeks. The easiest way to empty a bubble tube is by using a bubble tube...
  • Dealing With Bubble Tube Bacteria

    You can slow down the build up of bacteria in a bubble tube by adding a biocide product to the water on a monthly basis. We suggest using a product called BCB. It’s a specially designed formula which is gentle on the acrylic tube and doesn’t scratch or cloud it...
  • Cleaning Sensory Mirrors

    Another favourite question we are asked is “How do I clean the mirrors in my sensory room?” The quick answer is CAREFULLY! Acrylic mirrors, whilst extremely safe as they are very difficult to break, are also hard to clean. They scratch easily so caution is advised when cleaning. Use a...
  • Fibre Optic Maintenance

    Fibre optics can be mesmerising and extremely tactile. As such, they are handled a lot and will need cleaning regularly to ensure they are safe and free from bacteria. We suggest cleaning them weekly, however you may need to do this more often depending on the users. It’s also a...
  • Changing Sensory Room Lamps

    If you’re lucky enough to have a new sensory room, chances are there aren’t a lot of lamps to change as most new products are LED driven. However for those products that do need periodic lamp changes, here are a few tips: 1. Switch the unit off and leave the...
  • Cleaning Soft Coverings

    We suggest cleaning your soft coverings every week at least. Use a clean cloth and a detergent such a Mr Muscle kitchen cleaner (try it in an unobtrusive area first) to ensure your soft play looks great and is tip top condition.  Depending on the users, you may need to...
  • Sensory Room Maintenance

    Maintaining a well designed sensory room is easy.  We have put together this Sensory Room Maintenance guide to help assist. We suggest checking the following regularly, especially if the room has heavy use: 1. Check that no mains outlet cables can be seen. If they are visible, then they need...
  • Rechargeable Batteries

    Using rechargeable batteries is a great idea, but remember that they are run down quicker than a normal battery. This should never be a problem if you’re putting the batteries on charge every day. We have a wide selection of rechargeable batteries available for sale on our website. You can...

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