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Southpaw – A Summer of Sensory

Southpaw – A Summer of Sensory, by Robert Cooke.

So as September comes to a close, after 4 crazy months of installations, I have finally got the chance to sit at my desk and catch up with some admin and start work on the 2018 Southpaw catalogue. However, before I get lost in that bottomless pit of work, now is a great time to reflect on the fruits of our labours, the wonderful customers we have met along the way and the lovely things they have had to say about Southpaw.

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Case Study – Young Epilepsy

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Linda Leadbetter – Occupational Therapy Assistant

Southpaw have recently had the pleasure of installing multiple rooms at Young Epilepsy, these rooms included a fantastic Sensory Integration space, a relaxing Multi-Sensory Environment and various matted safe spaces for the students to conduct a range of activities in. Southpaw have loved every minute of working with the charity and look forward to a continued relationship with the team. 

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Sensory Diet

Every human uses sensory strategies to wake themselves up in the morning, to calm themselves down when stressed or anxious, or to maintain attention when feeling sleepy or bored. However, not all sensory information is organising and not all of us, use these strategies effectively to maintain optimal levels of arousal and performance in the nervous system throughout the day.

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Swinging into Fun

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What a shame the UK weather let us down again… But lets all keep our fingers crossed that we enjoy an Indian Summer this September so we can see the playgrounds and recreational centres across the country covered with little bodies climbing, sliding and swinging.

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Let’s Get Scooting

Any environment that works with children with sensory processing concerns will most likely have a few staple pieces of equipment that seem to be tried and true to the trade.  One of those items is a scooter board.  Whether it is square or rectangle, homemade or bought, scooter boards have been found to be effective for so many reasons when treating children with vestibular, proprioceptive, core stability, and coordination issues.  It is definitely a favourite for children, therapists, and teachers alike.

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