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Joining in with Sensory Differences

NHSGGC shared the following update in their latest Kids newsletter

Following feedback from a number of users we have created an easy to access sensory section where you can find a video about living with sensory differences from a child’s perspective along with the sensory questionnaires. This should make it easier for everyone to access this information.

http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/kids/life-skills/joining-in-with-sensory-differences/

Autumn sensory bins

Sensory play is so important for young, learning minds. Though sensory play children are allowed to safely explore new materials and reinforce concepts through their five senses. As a child plays in a sensory bin, their sense of touch is awakened, as is the sense of sound, sight and even scent. (Some sensory bins are even taste safe or edible, too)! 

How to Make a Sensory Play Space: Tadhg’s sensory room.

Children who are visually impaired often remain restricted in their movement and use of space. A play space can encourage children to reach, explore and develop spacial awareness.

The basic idea behind a play space is that you create a predictable environment where your child can manipulate toys and feel free to explore. A play space can be small (like a small box or corner in a room), it can be part of your child's everyday space (like a special insert on their wheelchair tray) or it can be big (like a large box they can crawl into or a large area on a wall).

Benefits of Baby Led Weaning for visual impaired children.

What is Baby Led Weaning?

Baby-led weaning is basically just letting your infant self-feed. You cut food up into manageable sticks and offer it, they eat. It’s really pretty simple.

The key difference between BLW and traditional weaning, when you think about it, is in the order that children learn to eat. With a puree, they learn to swallow first and then chew, which works fine until they meet a lump. With BLW, the babies learn to chew first and swallowing might come some time later.

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