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Our 4 favourite Halloween tips for children with sensory issues

Our 4 favourite Halloween tips for children with sensory issues

Halloween fun is exciting for most children but can indeed be a real nightmare for children with sensory issues. Everything is different to their safe routine. They don’t recognise familiar friends and people looks strange, act strange, sound strange and are wearing faces masks or scary make-up. Everything smells, looks and feels different. There may […]

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Summer Holiday Sensory Hacks

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3 ways to make soft-play work for your sensory child

At sensoryTIME, we love a good play area! We are so fortunate to have access to some of the world’s most beautiful and well-equipped soft-play areas right here in the UAE. These facilities often have different stations to address Gross Motor skills or Sensory Development.  As parents, these areas allow our children to explore, enjoy […]

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Our 4 favourite things about chewing…..

Have you ever found yourself nibbling on the end of a pen, chewing on your nails or snacking more when you’re hard at work at your desk? There’s a great sensory reason you do this and even more reasons why you should encourage your child to do the same. For children with Sensory Processing Difficulties […]

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What makes sensoryTIME special

What makes sensoryTIME special

We supply  SENsational equipment that empowers sensoryTIME are headed by passionate Occupational Therapists with specialist knowledge in Sensory Integration, assistive tools and equipment. Our team have over 35 years of combined experience in the field. We know how important it is to ensure that children’s overall development needs, as well as therapy goals, are supported […]

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Parents Gifting Dilemma

Parents Gifting Dilemma

Its that time of the year again….Christmas and the Holiday season are here and the dilemma of what gifts to buy for your children challenges the best of us. Why not buy gifts that are empowering and support the development of your child? Children want to have fun, so wouldn’t it be  great to give […]

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Let’s talk about Weighted Blankets

Let’s talk about Weighted Blankets

What is a Weighted Blanket? This is a sensible question and the answer is simple. It is exactly that, a blanket with small weights all over the blanket.  The idea is to apply a firm consistent pressure to the person underneath. Think of a prolonged hug while sleeping. Weighted Blankets and the Sensory Connection… For […]

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10 Things about Sensory Integration you may not know

10 Things about Sensory Integration you may not know

                 

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BREATHING EXERCISES for children with Sensory Processing difficulties

BREATHING EXERCISES for children with Sensory Processing difficulties

Children with sensory processing difficulties can quickly move into the “flight or fight” response when they are overstimulated, not getting what they need, or have undue stress in their immediate environment. During this “flight or fight” mode, the child experiences shallow breathing which indicates sensory defensiveness, anxiety or panic attacks. If your child is prone […]

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THE VESTIBULAR SYSTEM and SENSORY PROCESSING

Today’s  article is all about the Vestibular system – what is it, why is it important to growth and development, and what can you do to support its development in your child?   THE VESTIBULAR SYSYTEM The vestibular system has to do with balance and movement and is centered in the inner ear.  Each of us has […]

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