What the Professionals Say

What the professionals say about Senseez

"Rhythmic movement such as vibrations are relaxing and can help prepare children’s bodies for sleep. Children with sensory processing sensitivities may especially benefit from the calming effects of vibrations. Rhythmic movements are best used prior to falling asleep."
-Dr. Pamela Mitelman, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Sleep Specialist

"Vibration is helpful because it is a predictable, regular form of sensory input that can be calming to the nervous system. For some children, this input helps them to relax and become more organized. Vibration may help children to engage in interaction with others. For other children, vibration may increase their alertness which can also help children to attend and interact with toys or people in the environment."
-Sue, Occupational Therapist, Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton

"As a behaviourist and consultant for families with special needs, it is essential for the children I work with to be calm, happy, and focused. In my field, one of the biggest challenges is encouraging children to sit appropriately so they can benefit most from what is being taught. Senseez is a great behavioural tool that helps to reinforce good sitting. I myself have used them as an aid to compliment the strategies I provide to families and as a major source of positive reinforcement."
-Matthew Selvin, Behavioural Specialist

"Vibration has been shown to help those with sensory processing issues by working as a sensory filter. The vibrating input calms the nervous system and provides a sense of relief, comfort and security. Simply stated, Senseez helps children relax. It is a portable and adorable product and is highly recommended."
-Dr. Bernice Mitelman, Physician

"As a psychologist that works with adult individuals and couples on the spectrum, I have recognized in many, sensory issues, often triggering feelings of anxiety and agitation. One tool I discovered is the vibrating pillow. I had seen it work with children and tried it with adults. I have noticed that it does produce a calming effect. Anything that helps ease the senses and calm the body is a great tool in my box! "
-Dr. Laurie Betito, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

"The ability to self regulate should not be taken for granted. It is a function that many people have difficulty with due to different types of information processing disorders such as autism or sensory processing disorder. The brain in these instances can not move information from one part of the brain to another in a typical or timely fashion. It has been discovered that just like when we were babies being rocked by our mothers’ repetitive movements, this is a powerful tool to self regulation. In my 20 years in the field of special needs I have watched and read about clients experiencing focus, self regulation and comfort from physical vibration. "
-Cindy Coady M.A., RDI® Certified Consultant

"I keep two Senseez in my office as I see clients who range in age from 7 through 20 who present with ADHD or a higher-verbal autism spectrum diagnosis. The sensory input provided by vibration has truly helps my clients be able to focus while we're working on social and self-regulation skills. Some clients enjoy squeezing it while others enjoy resting it upon their back. I appreciate the fact that each Senseez is visually appealing and blends into my office environment."
-Ryan Wexelblatt, Director, Center for ADHD

"My son was diagnosed with ADHD last year. At bedtime, I would find it especially difficult to get him to go to sleep. The Senseez helped him to calm down and distracted him from his usual impulsive behaviour. The massage-like, vibrating sensation has a soothing effect. I strongly recommend."
-Julie, Parent