North East Autism Society


SEN Case Study from Kerrie Highcock, Autism Assessment and Training Coordinator, North East Autism Society

“The versatility of the bean bags makes them a great value product as we are able to use them with children as young as two and young adults, up to the age of 25. We can easily move them from room to room, and their wipe-clean material makes them really practical. 

“The Touch Tags bean bag in particular is great for pupils who have hyper-tactile senses. It can be used a teaching tool, helping the individual to gradually feel the different textures at their own pace, assisting in desensitisation. 

“People with autism experience the world from a very different sensory perspective. The stability provided by a bean bag seat is ideal for supporting proprioceptive vestibular senses. Everything experienced is accentuated and the deep pressure provided by a giant bean bag helps to keep people calm.” 

Brian Naisbitt