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Sensory integration and sensory integration disorders

14 September, 2017 , / Mateusz

Sensory integration that is the work of the senses The brain does not act alone. It receives stimuli from the outside world through various senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, vestibular as well as proprioceptive and interoceptive systems. What is important is the fact that those senses do not function as standalone, but rather complement one […]

Autism – how to calm emotions?

13 July, 2017 / Mateusz

Preventing crises – eliminate irritating stimuli Of crucial importance here is to observe the child and eliminate annoying stimuli from the environment. In case of hypersensitivity to sounds, it is important to place the child in a quiet place that is conveniently isolated from all noises. A perfect shelter can be a room with noise-reduced […]

How can weighted blanket help a child with autism?

06 July, 2017 / Mateusz

Weighted blanket, and autism Autism and developmental disorders are most often accompanied by sensory and affective problems. The deep pressure exerted by the closely spaced sensory weighted blanket allows children with these disorders to feel comfortable. How? The body experiencing decisive oppression becomes more static, organized and calmer. In such a state, it is easier […]

Fine motor skill activities

16 June, 2017 , , , , , , , , , , , , / Mateusz

How to recognize that a child has problems with fine motor skills? Parents can monitor their child’s progress with their hands during daily activities (checklist below). Bear in mind that although poor motor development may be a result of sensory integration disorders, this is not always the case. Sometimes the child develops acquired skills a […]

Weighted blanket and child – 6 ways for home therapy

13 June, 2017 / Mateusz

Action blanket weighted blanket Usually, we can unmistakably feel when we arrange our body in different positions. We are aware of our position, even when we lock eyes. Let us take a moment, close your eyes and try to touch the tip of your nose with your finger tip…each of us has tried this before. […]

Proprioceptive system dysfunctions – how to recognize them?

12 June, 2017 / Mateusz

What is a proprioceptive system? Proprioceptive receptors are located in muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. They read information related to muscle compression, muscle stretching, bending and straightening of joints, body alignment, body movement. The proprioceptive system allows the child to control his or her body position and movement. The child can plan and execute planned […]

Let yourself relax

07 June, 2017 / Mateusz

How to relax? Deep relaxation is possible with silent thoughts and lowering muscle tension. This is equivalent to getting rid of accumulated stress in the body. Purification of thought can be achieved by focusing on any object or activity of one’s own body, such as breathing. Controlling your breath or observing something in the environment, […]

How does a weighted blanket work?

25 May, 2017 / Mateusz

Weighted blanket is particularly recommended for sensory integration disorders, developmental disorders (including ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Down’s syndrome, Rett syndrome, Tourette’s syndrome, etc.), and neurotic disorders (e.g. Anxiety disorder, neurosis, depression, etc.). A weighted blanket and better control over body and emotions The weighted blanket is not a normal cover. Its weight and size are […]

Who can benefit from a weighted blanket?

24 May, 2017 / Mateusz

Weighted blanket and insomnia Weighted blankets can be used before falling asleep as well as during sleep. They help users to calm down and relax. Furthermore, they ensure better quality of sleep. This is their main task and they fulfill it perfectly – this is confirmed by numerous observations from both scientists and practitioners. There […]

The weighted blanket – a luxury of a healthy sleep

18 May, 2017 / Mateusz

Who is the weighted blanket for? The sensory blanket is otherwise called a weighted blanket. The first name suggests a connection with the senses, the second one – with weight. It would be most appropriate to combine the two associations, because the blanket’s weight has an evenly distributed pressure, and thus affects the receptors (senses) […]