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_20859" align="alignright" width="300"] National Autistic Society Campaign[/caption] An overwhelming 40% of parents who have a child with autism say that their child’s school does not adequately meet their needs, according to a report published by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism (APPGA) and the National Autistic Society (NAS).   Despite more than 1 in 100 children being autistic, Autism and education in England 2017, states that...

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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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[caption id="attachment_20133" align="alignright" width="275"] Able Magazine Award Certificate[/caption] Magic Carpet has been awarded a 5* rating from Able Magazine, the UK’s favourite disability lifestyle publication.   Tom Jamison, Editor of Able Magazine, said: “There was some truly outstanding products on show at Naidex 2017.” He decided to give Magic Carpet a five-star rating, which means that it achieved top marks in relation to:   Function: Is the Magic Carpet...

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