Calming therapy

 

Children’s Indoor Sensory Swing

A cost effective Indoor sensory swing designed for children on the spectrum to have in their homes.
An indoor sensory swing that has a minimal impact on your home to support autistic children’s therapy.
A indoor sensory swing sourced from items easily sourced.

I will recreate another indoor swing asap and include better videos and photos soon.

Squeeze machine

This is the third Squeeze machine Essex North has made. They are all similar being two air mattresses constrained so that a person lying between them will be squeezed once they are inflated to provide a calming effect on the user’s nervous system. The pump for this incarnation is a modified Mangar Bath aid pump. […]

Sacrificial chewing aid

The client has a compulsion to chew her clothing and needs a replacement sacrificial chew aid. Two fabric slings were modified with quick release snap connectors like the type that are used on ID badge neck straps. The device can be worn around the neck with low risk as the connectors will release if pulled […]

Vibration seat

The clients have hearing, learning and some severe agitation problems. A sound vibration seat was constructed. This contains an amplifier and loudspeaker that can be fed from a sound source such as a CD player. When operating, low frequency sounds cause the seat to vibrate in time to the beat of the music. This seat […]

Motorised hammock

This six-year old is brain damaged, partially sighted and deaf. Her parents wanted a motorised hammock which could give a sense of movement and her carers wanted some relief from rocking her in her sprung cradle. The swing has a freestanding steel frame with out-riggers for stability which can be swung inwards when the swing […]

Colour changing light

Matthew has severe cerebral palsy and finds lights of changing colours very soothing. However the conventional colour-changing oil plate light sources are very hot and cannot be safely left on unattended. A 40mm length of flat plastic trunking had a series of high intensity LEDs fitted in groups of three, one each of red, green […]

Child’s rocking device

An autistic child needed to improve awareness and concentration. The rocking device, suggested by the child’s occupational therapist, was made large enough to allow for the child’s growth. It is made from shaped MDF side panels with wood cross-pieces covered by hardboard and a foam mattress. The rocker improves the child’s awareness of his surroundings, […]