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By | December 4th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Use your Senses and Keep Calm

Sensory Tips to Survive the Festive Season   This time of the year can be a connecting, magical, fun, overwhelming, frustrating, restful and hilariously crazy time! Today we want to give you some tips to survive the festive season, using your senses. We know that the December holidays can be a mixture of amazing and [...]

By | November 27th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Keep it calm during exam time

The end of the year is synonymous with exam time. Whether a child is in grade 4 or in grade 12, exam stress is very real and very common. Children are under great pressure to perform and do well - these expectations placed on them lead to extra stress.   All learning and thinking skills [...]

By | November 12th, 2018|Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Sensory guidelines to choosing your 2019 diary

Last week I came to the shocking realisation that I already need a diary for 2019.  After a few minutes of contemplating how time flies, I made a plan to go to the mall after work.  I decided to visit the stationary store to take a look at their options for a 2019 diary.  I [...]

By | November 7th, 2018|Blog general, Corporate blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Choose your addictive habits wisely

I was recently taken by surprise, when an interesting new feature called “Screen Time” appeared on my phone after an operating system upgrade. This feature reports how much time you’ve spent using your phone. It also breaks it up into categories such as productivity, reading and reference, social networking and entertainment. Now your daily usage [...]

By | October 19th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

77% of people add spice to their food. Are you one?

The way in which we cook and eat is dependent on the senses of taste and smell. Our appreciation (or not) of food is reliant on these senses. It is widely known that if you cannot smell what you are about to eat (due to blocked nodes), food is far less appetising and enjoyable.   [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

66% of people don’t want surprise parties. Are you one?

I remember whilst growing up always being so excited for Christmas. Once I found out that Mom was really Santa Claus (spoiler alert), I could not bear waiting for Christmas day to see if I had got what I wished for! I would wait for my Mom to leave her bedroom, sneak in, find something [...]

By | September 18th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

41% of people avoid crowds. Are you one?

Are you the kind of person who likes to spend time alone? Or do you crave to be around people for the most part of your day?   We all have different sensory thresholds – some high, some low. This means that we can take more, or less sensory input before becoming drained, irritable or [...]

By | September 14th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

25% of people dislike eating the skin of fruit. Are you one?

ARE YOU A FUSSY EATER?   Parents often consult Occupational Therapists when trying to address their children’s picky eating habits. The parents’ most common concerns typically include: refusal to eat yoghurt with whole fruit pieces gagging when they attempt to eat fruit with pips avoiding unpeeled fruit not tolerating different foods on their plate touching [...]

By | August 29th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

59% of people turn up the volume. Are you one?

Hearing is one of our primary senses and our ears are constantly switched on - day and night. We live in a world filled with constant sounds filtering through our homes and offices. Household appliances and office equipment add to the ever-present hustle and bustle of daily life. Our hearing is important in order to [...]

By | August 14th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments