We understand the journey can sometimes be difficult, especially with children and adults with different abilities and needs. We will always do what we can to support parents and caregivers. Here at Southpaw we have a wide range of tried and tested products, but we understand that before a product can be effective, you must understand the users' sensory needs and preferences. Here is a lot of information which may help.


How Do I Know If My Child Has Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory processing is used to describe how the nervous system receives information from the body’s senses and then turns that information into a response. When discussing Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), individuals who are affected by this present with disorganized or inappropriate responses. The sensory system is made up of seven areas, tactile, olfactory, auditory, visual, taste, vestibular, and proprioception (sense of body/joint movement and knowing where the body is in space). Read More...

Getting Started with Occupational Therapy

Has your child just been diagnosed with Autism? Don't know what to do? Follow these 10 easy steps to begin Occupational Therapy services to increase your child's independence with daily tasks, problem solving skills, core strength, handwriting, self-regulation tools and much more. Your child will be asking to go therapy because OT is so much fun from the play based therapeutic and motivating activities. Read More... **This advice may only apply to clients seeking services in the USA.


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