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.
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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.
Students at NE-AS Facility Newton Aycliffe School will be some of the first to benefit from new state-of-the-art sensory equipment
Leading sensory specialist Experia has created a new state-of-the-art room for young adults at Aycliffe School in County Durham.
The independent specialist school, which is based in the North East Centre for Autism, Newton Aycliffe, received more than £9,000 from the Postcode Community Trust (funded entirely by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery) to help finance the specialist project. Continue reading
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!
Staff and young adults at Hannahs in Ivybridge are seeing great benefits from their state-of-the-art sensory room.
The charity, which has two sites in Devon, provides care for children and young adults with profound and multiple physical and learning difficulties. Hannahs approached Experia to create a tailored sensory room for its residents as it wanted something original which would be suitable for young adults. Continue reading
New Sensory Room at Hounslow Special School
Staff, governors, pupils and parents at The Cedars Primary School in Cranford, Hounslow, are celebrating after attending the opening of the school’s first dedicated sensory room.
The special school, which has 61 pupils aged 4-11, will use the room to create positive learning environments for children with a range of social, emotional and mental health needs. Continue reading
What is Aspergers Syndrome?
Aspergers Syndrome is a lifelong developmental disability like other conditions on the autism spectrum. It affects the way people interact with others around them, and how they perceive the world around them. Autism and Aspergers are more common in the UK than people realise with around 700,000 people living with Autism. Continue reading
What is a Bubble Tube?
Bubble tubes are a key piece of sensory equipment that play a vital role in sensory development and feature in a wide number of sensory rooms or environments. Bubble tubes create constantly moving colour changing bubbles which can both sooth ad catch the eye. We have a range of controllers – these are our iRiS Talkers. Continue reading