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Therapy Resources: DIY Moon Sand for school, home and ASI clinic spaces.

Not only is making moon sand cheaper, it is an activity in itself…whether you make it before or in the clinic session, lots of fun can be had getting the ingredients together and mixing them up…then playing with what you have created… If you have great videos and ideas send them to us via our email and we will feature them here. You can send us…

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Research about sensory processing styles in adults

We had a great weekend thinking about how to support people with sensory integration difficulties . We talked about how we are all sensory beings, and how sensory preferences shape who we are, our hobbies and our careers…this article explores sensory processing and how this can impact attachment, coping and relationships. Read more here

The Reactive Leg Drop: a Simple and Novel Sensory-Motor Assessment to Predict Fall Risk in Older Individuals

The application of Ayres’ Sensory Integration beyond Childhood is something our Director’s Kath and Ros have pioneered and that we specialise in at Sensory Project, mentoring therapists working across the lifespan and at ASI-WISE, through our workshops and courses, including lecturing abroad. We are delighted to see the publication of this study (not ours!), and a possible new assessment tools for use with older adults. We…

Do you know about Temple Grandin and the squeeze machine?

Learn more about this remarkable lady and how she created her famous “squeeze machine’ to get deep pressure touch. Nowadays in therapy spaces and schools, the Steam Roller (or Mangle as it is often affectionately known) is a much used and loved piece of therapy equipment. You can read all about the Calming Effects of Deep Touch Pressure in Patients with Autistic Disorder, College Students, and…

The SPM may be helpful in informing intervention programs for children with ASD and ADHD.

The study Sensory Processing in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Home and Classroom Contexts was undertaken in Spain. It explored the use of the SPM asking if it could identify sensory processing deficits and patterns on both the home and school forms. A useful study for therapists working in schools, where assessment may be limited to the use of reporting by…

All About Sensory Diets

Congratulations to Allison Hunt, Morganne Peterson and Emily White on the publication of their Master’s thesis. They have created a very readable and interesting summary of literature about all about sensory diets – including a brief history and a review of current practice in California. It was great to see the data relates to therapists working in many clinical settings and also across the lifespan. Survey of…

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