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Children

The Early Signs: To be Frank…lin

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This post has been written by Jo Jordan at Spinning in Circles for Disabled Living’s Story of the Month. Franklin was a remarkably content toddler, a dream child. For hours he would sit quietly in the corner of the lounge, playing with his cars, happy as Larry. He was the complete opposite from my daughter who […]

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Playtime for Children with Disabilities

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This post has been written by Special Kids all about the senses that children with disabilities develop during playtime. When you think about childhood, you probably think about the nostalgic memories of days spent playing with dolls, building blocks, and jigsaw puzzles. A magical time where your imagination was able to run riot while you […]

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Sensory Stories Provide Parties for Children and Young People with Disabilities and Behavioural Issues

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This post has been written by Rachel at Sensory Stories. Children’s parties are often associated with excitement, laughter, screaming, balloons, games and lots of sugar! This ordinary idea of a party doesn’t always engage all children. And we at Sensory Stories, want to engage and empower all of our party guests. Sensory Stories is a […]

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Gareth Brown Tells Us How Small Things Can Make a Huge Difference

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This Story of the Month is a guest blog from Gareth Brown, Development Manager at AAT GB Ltd.  In October 2017, we received a video clip from an OT from Northern Ireland. She was making an enquiry about buying a Chillibean. This is one of our Stabilo vacuum posture cushions. Nothing unusual in that, it […]

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Cooper’s Journey with Cerebral Palsy

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January’s Inspirational Story goes to, Kerrie Keen, 37 years old who talks about her son’s journey with cerebral palsy. Kerrie is married to her husband, Owen and is a proud mum to her 15 year old son and 4 year old identical twin boys, Cooper and Lucas. If you would like to catch up with […]

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How to Encourage Children to Drink More Water

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Davina, Children’s Continence Advisor at Disabled Living, gives advice on how to get your child to drink more water. Adequate fluid intake is important for maintaining health and wellbeing.  Most school age children should have about one and a half liters of water per day with half of this during the school day.  Children will […]

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3 Ways Colouring In Can Help Children

young boy colouring in colouring book

This blog post has been written by Natasha Bolger, Marketing Coordinator and Content Writer at Disabled Living. Certain colours can help children sleep, think, and concentrate. When I think about colouring, I often refer back to my childhood. A time when colouring was exciting, experimenting with different colours, and having many colouring books with different patterns […]

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3 Reasons to Love Our Sensory Rooms at Redbank House

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All children and adults with disabilities can benefit from using a sensory room. These environments have proven to be extremely valuable to those with disabilities. Some evidence suggests that those with challenging behaviour can improve and may be reduced over a long term period. Our service users Margaret and Angela suffer from Dementia and thoroughly […]

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