Showcasing Magic Mirror, Magic Carpet and Sensory VR, as well as the latest in Assistive Technology and Sensory Room design   Naidex 2018 will see the launch of Sensory Guru’s pioneering new products and mixed access solutions, which aim to enable people of all ages and abilities to access learning, therapy and play in exciting new ways.   Sensory Guru’s latest development, Magic Mirror, provides users with highly engaging,...

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        As part of #WorldAutismAwarenessWeek, Chloe Harwood, Head of Sensory Room Design at Sensory Guru, has shared her top tips on how to create learning spaces that are accessible for a person with autism.   Versatility   People with autism can suffer from hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity.   Hypersensitivity relates to when a person’s senses are too acute. This means that they could become overstimulated and sensitive to certain sounds, smells, sights or textures.   Hyposensitivity...

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As part of #WorldAutismAwarenessWeek, Lead Content Developer at Sensory Guru, Tony Lowry, has shared his top tips for designing interactive content that is suitable for a person with autism.   At Sensory Guru we work to create technology that will enhance people’s lives within therapy, education and play.   We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential - regardless of age, disability, or any other...

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Sensory Guru is working to raise awareness of Autism, as part of #WorldAutismAwarenessWeek. Here, Product Specialist Shaun Fallon recounts one of the most meaningful and memorable moments of his career so far, when working with a child with autism.   “One of the most stand out moments that I have had in my career, was when I was carrying out a demonstration of the Magic Mirror and...

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Did you know that our sense of touch is controlled by a huge network of nerve endings and touch receptors in the skin known as the somatosensory system?   This system is responsible for all the sensations that we feel. It is made up of a complex system of sensory neurons and pathways that send messages to the brain, in response to changes taking place on our bodies surface.   The brain does not respond to...

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[caption id="attachment_20839" align="alignright" width="300"] St Joseph's Specialist School and College - Nurture Room[/caption] Did you know that The Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) is the most widely sanctioned human rights treaty in history?   The United States is the only country that has yet to ratify this celebrated agreement – although it has signalled its intention to do so.   Article 31 of The Convention on the...

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  Did you know that many people with a learning disability often do not have a reliable yes or no response?   They may say ‘yes’, and that they liked something, because they think that this is what you want to hear.   They may not have had many opportunities to give their opinions or make choices.   ‘No’ can also sometimes be used as a declaration of independence, rather than as...

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Read the case study   Staff at St Joseph’s Specialist School and College decided to purchase a Magic Carpet in October 2014, with the aim of enhancing the sensory experience for learners that use the school’s Nurture Room.   Since purchasing the device, staff have lived up to the school’s strapline of “no limits, just possibilities” and have proceeded to:   Take the lead in creating their own personalised apps...

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Interactive games, like Magic Carpet and Magic Mirror, can help children with disabilities improve critical motor skills, according to research.     The study, published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, found that that active games had a positive effect on helping to develop motor skills for many developmental disorders.   Project supervisor Dr Lisa Barnett, from Deakin's School of Health and Social Development, said: "Not all...

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Read the full case study here.   Sensory Guru has worked alongside staff at Hazel Court Community Specialist School to design their new Sensory Room, which has been named by learners as The Discovery Room, due to its ability to create an immersive environment where students can discover the wonders of the world around them.   Sensory Guru caught up with Katherine Lewis, a Specialist Communication Teaching Assistant from the...

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