[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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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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Magic Carpet has been announced as a finalist for the coveted BETT Awards 2018.   The stunning app-based interactive projection system, is a contender within the Classroom Aids for Learning, Teaching and Assessment category.   Products within this category must support creative approaches to learning e.g. resource creation, resource delivery, resource presentation, communication, collaboration, information sharing, resource discovery, self-reflection, analysis, hypothesis testing, modelling, decision-making and simulation.   The Director of BESA,...

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[caption id="attachment_20787" align="alignright" width="300"] Susan Milewski, Headteacher at Rugby Free Primary School[/caption] Rugby Free Primary School have invested in ground-breaking technology that can help to engage pupils, harness attention and control behaviour.   Magic Carpet is an interactive projection system that helps to stimulate and engage students by bringing complex and sometimes staid subjects to life.   Pupils simply move over the projected applications to interact with the content, which...

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  Magic Carpet in the Hospital Enviroment Case Study   King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust purchased a Mobile Magic Carpet in 2016, with the aim of enhancing the hospital visit by offering distraction play and providing interactive support during invasive procedures.   Sian Spencer-Little, a specialised play practitioner at the hospital, says that the Magic Carpet has completely transformed children’s perception of a hospital when they visit King’s.   “Due to...

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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_20145" align="alignright" width="300"] Children's Hospice Week 2017[/caption] The CEO of Lifelites has drawn attention to the vital role that technology can play in the lives of children who require palliative care.   Speaking to the national charity Together for Short Lives, as part of Children’s Hospice Week, Simone Enefer-Doy said technology “has the potential to remove the barriers put up by a child’s disability or condition and...

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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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