Adam – Tactile Sensory Pack
Adam, 6, has Autism a condition that makes it difficult for him to concentrate and leaves him anxious in crowded spaces. His condition makes it difficult for him to relax around others and he struggles to process a variety of senses including loud noises. Adam has received a tactile sensory pack.
“Adam can become extremely anxious at school when his classmates or other pupils are making a noise,” said his mother, Christine. “This results in him getting upset and he can have a meltdown.”
Christine was becoming increasingly worried as often, when Adam came home from school, he sought isolation and would rush up to his bedroom to be alone.
Adam recently received the equipment and Christine says it’s already had a positive impact on his life. As she explained: “The pack, which has a colourful and visually arresting panel, really captures his imagination.
“It’s full of tactile things that he can explore with his hands and everything glows brightly under a UV light.”
“He engages with it so well and he really concentrates when he’s using it; it’s fantastic.”
“Not only that it generates electronic sound when he presses it and you can also adjust the volume and pitch so that it doesn’t alarm him.”
“It also includes a dark den where he can retreat to calm down”
She claims the results have been immediate. “He’s sleeping better and is much happier before he goes to school,” Christine enthused. “Teachers tell me he’s much calmer in the classroom and he’s mixing more with the other children.
“His homework has improved and he has less meltdowns. I realise that the sensory packs may not have this effect on every child but it certainly works for Adam.”