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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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What the Platform Swing teaches me about the Adaptive Response

Mary Read from Take Part Occupational Therapy Ltd offers some handy learning tips for therapists becoming familiar with Sensory Integration Theory. She highlights these tips using a piece of Southpaw equipment to help meet your clients’ needs.

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Back to School! – By Mel Campbell, Jigsaw Occupational Therapy

As the summer holidays are drawing to an end, we as parents are now counting down the days to when our children will be going back to school! For some it maybe a new school or secondary school when the demands will be different, a new teacher, a new class or even starting school for the first time. Either way internally as parents we begin to become preoccupied with this new or different transition wondering how they will cope with the change, yet also grateful for the time when we can finally sit down for a cuppa in peace! First though take a moment to reflect on the time spent together over the past six weeks enjoying days out. Thinking about what went well, celebrating new successes, whether that was learning a new skill, bike riding, tying shoe laces, hitting a ball for the first time with a bat, walking on a wall, or simply a day when life was not overwhelming and went particularly smoothly.

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Transitioning, Preparing and Enjoying the Summer Holidays! by Jigsaw Occupational Therapy

Transitioning to the summer break from the routine of school is undoubtedly stressful for young children with sensory processing difficulties. For those using the break to go on a holiday, the preparation and process of going away is a completely different experience and for those who find new experiences particularly anxiety provoking it can be a profoundly difficult experience to negotiate.

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