"I've recommended that our care homes purchase A Sense of Calm for both staff and residents to use."
Dr. Graham Stokes, Director of Dementia Care, BUPA Care Services.
"I have been utilising (the DVD) within one our units on the main wall mounted telly and it has gone down a treat.... I would like all the Managers to be aware of this and be able to purchase it."Caroline Baker, Dementia Services Director, Four Seasons Health Care.
“My son was immediately engaged by the DVD. The calming atmosphere made him more inclined to tell me what he was seeing – ‘bubbles’, ‘red’, ‘yellow’, ‘shiny’, etc. A great product – a useful tool for promoting relaxation around stressful situations.”NAS member, Watford(from a review in Communication - the magazine of The National Autistic Society)
Our Senior Managers trialled “A sense of Calm” on pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties, including two classes for children with severe Autism. The feedback from our staff was extremely positive. They found the DVD not only engaged the attention of pupils, it also calmed those who were over active and in a state of agitation. They also commented how much they liked the quality of the visuals, the speed and flow of the graphics as a sensory aid and the soothing nature of the music. We think the DVD will be a useful aid for both teachers and parents in helping to calm children who have become hyperactive, anxious, frustrated, or attention deficient.
Lyn Dance, Headteacher, The Milestone School.“My class team wanted to tell you how effective this DVD has been in class with our pupils. We have a class of seven very profoundly disabled young pupils between the ages of 11 and 14 and we play your DVD at the end of every school day as part of our Reflection time. Without fail, each day, as the DVD begins to play every pupil stills and listens intently to the DVD; those who have vision also watch the plasma screen and are mesmerised by the patterns. I can honestly say that we send the pupils (and staff!) home every day relaxed and chilled due to this wonderfully calming and therapeutic DVD." Annette Fidderman, The Milestone School, Gloucester.
"Initially we trialled the DVD in the Dementia wing, then progressed to the general Nursing wing. As a result of the wonderful calming effect the DVD has, we decided to purchase a mobile sensory unit, promoting the use of the DVD throughout all the wings of the home."
Annie Bairstow Matron RN RMN MW. Castle View Nursing Home, Peel.
“The DVD creates the atmosphere of the sensory room in the classroom, which is perfect for this time of day when the children need to calm after being out at play.”Adele Devine, an experienced Special Needs Teacher and Managing Director of SEN Assist Ltd.