REHACARE is a leading international trade fair for rehabilitation and care and is attended by health professionals from all over the world.
Welcome to Experia, the home of Sensory Equipment
Many autistic travellers find air travel a difficult experience due to the airport environment. Large crowds, noise, invasive security checks and disruption to familiar routine, can all make travelling abroad difficult for many individuals with ASD and their families. Despite clear guidelines published by the Civil Aviation Authority in December 2016 on how UK airports should support people with hidden disabilities, new research recently conducted by Experia has uncovered that little has improved for those travellers with these disabilities, in particular autism.
Developed by Experia, the Sensory Cart has a number of features designed to help those suffering with dementia to relax; the cart also helps de-escalate stressful and upsetting situations experienced by those suffering with different forms of the disease.
Offering a number of benefits to the user, the Cart houses a built-in DVD player and screen, which can help those using the Cart to reminisce through visual distraction, such as enjoying a film of their choice; and, because it is portable, this means the Sensory Cart can be used within different environments, such as nursing homes, health centres, hospitals and hospices.
...and will be launching something new and exciting!
REHACARE is the leading international trade fair for rehabilitation, prevention, inclusion and care. Held 4th - 7th October, Experia is proud to be exhibiting at the event in Düsseldorf, Germany, on what is Rehacare's 40th year!
NUMBER 5: MY LIFE STORY
Compiling a ‘My Life’ story is something that people with dementia, family members and professional carers can benefit from. Due to problems with memory loss or communication, people with dementia sometimes need help to communicate their ‘story’ (those important aspects of their identity like background, interests, who and what is important to them).
Middlesbrough FC and sensory specialists Experia have boosted the club’s sensory offering with a range of new specialist products at the club’s Riverside Stadium, to enable fans with a range of learning difficulties to enjoy football matches in a specially-designed safe environment.
Multisensory equipment: not just for special education settings
Autism affects about one in 100 children, with an estimated 71% of children with autism now attending a mainstream school, so it is more important than ever to help students on the autistic spectrum get the support they need to thrive in a mainstream school setting. Continue reading
For making live sport accessible to those with sensory difficulties, The Shippey Campaign is our featured CHARITY OF THE MONTH.
Large sporting events can often result in sensory overload for fans with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to a 2014 NAS survey, 43% of individuals, families and carers affected by autism cite sensory difficulties as the reason for their non-participation in sport.
This abstract statistic became a challenging reality for parents Peter Shippey and Kate Shippey when their eldest child developed a love of football.
ADHD (short for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a group of symptoms which typically includes impulsiveness, hyperactivity and a lack of attentiveness. These things tend to be picked up at a young age – they are often highlighted when a child has a change of circumstances, such as beginning school. Continue reading
Sensory solutions, is a broad term used to describe a range of products and environments. These have a key role in helping those with a range of sensory conditions and abilities. Sensory solutions come in all shapes and sizes, different people have different sensory requirements and a sensory solution for one may not be the right option for another. Continue reading