"It's Not Just A Toy, It's Therapeutic!"
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“Shakes is a life saver! Fun, affordable and perfect for any sensory seekers you have. Vibrations that are easy to use, my toddler could start it up. Tags to play with, soft plush and lightly weighted to boot! My daughter and my godsons love playing with Shakes. A game changer for the autism community! Thank you sensory Softies!”

-Kyrie K. @rainbownanysurprise

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“TRULY, how cute is this sensory snuggle monster? we tested him out here at home, and he’s a major hit! i can’t wait for our students to give him a try come august! This soft, snuggly monster is the perfect weight for comforting pressure, and with the press of a button, soft vibrations can soothe any kiddo! thank you, sensory softies, for creating such a cute, unique toy that is purposeful and adorable!”

-Amanda B. (Mom & Principle)

Photo Courtesy of Amanda B.

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“OMG! He loves it, he lovesit, he loves it! He is squealing with excitement because of the vibration! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!”

-Maria O.

Photo Courtesy of Maria O.

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“Shakes is great for my daughter. She always asks for him before we go on a car ride or if she is going to stay at her grandparents house overnight. I tell her to turn the vibration on whenever she wants a hug from Dad.”

-Joseph P.

Photo courtesy of Joseph P.

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“As a single father to two children with special needs, I need all the help I can get. Bella has issues with her siblings and she needs some help going to school and/or daycare. Shakes is a “friend” for her…”

-Richard W.

HOW DOES SHAKES WORK?

Shakes provides therapeutic properties which include but are not limited to:

proprioceptive input, vestibular input, and tactile input

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The proprioceptive system is the feeling in our joints, muscles, and connective tissues that regulates the body’s awareness of which parts of our bodies are moving and where our body is in space. The proprioceptive sense is responsible for sensory input and often emotional regulation. Children seek proprioceptive input for safety, reassurance, and to manage their behavioral and emotional reactions to sensory stimulus.

Shakes weighs around 2 lbs. which makes it accessible and an easy “go to” during meltdowns, transitions, seated tasks, and any other activity that may need increased body awareness. child with a sensory processing irregularity needs a little bit more input. Many families experiment with weighted blankets which have been known for their calming properties, although they are comfortable and may reduce axiety, they aren’t the most practical for transitions, meltdowns and/or behaviors in public, school, church, store, movie theater, car among other public places.

Shakes provides an increased form of Vestibular input by the vibration, which is easily activated and deactivated by a button in the “ear”. Vestibular Input, also known as the 7th sense, is basically the sense of movement and balance located in the inner ear.

As the fluid in our inner ear canals move, sensors in the middle and inner ear are activated. When this sense is combined with information from eyes and ears the data is combined, and gives us our sense of body awareness.

If a child’s vestibular system is “off” they may present hypersensitivity or under-sensitive. If your child avoids the playground, moves cautiously, has poor posture, low muscle tone they may be hypersensitive. Children who are under-sensitive are the opposite which results in constant movement because naturally their body is trying to adapt.  When a child has an issue with vestibular processing this may reflect as a behavior due to their reactions of not feeling safe and grounded in their own bodies, as it is scary for children.

Vibration moves the fluid in the ear around to activate the vestibular sensors, so with the proprioceptive input included…it is been known to increase attention, confidence, focus, emotional stability and decrease behaviors, restlessness, and anxiety.

the fidgets and fuzzies, and other soft, durable fabrics are just a little something extra to enhance your sensory experience with shakes.

Our goal is to use what we have learned with standard therapeutic modalities and apply them to all in one, convenient, durable Softies that can be collected for silly, sensory fun!

“It’s not just a toy, It’s therapeutic”



 

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