Cubbie

Cubbie Sensory Regulation Hub

By Fiona Wilkins - April 11th, 2024 | Posted in Article

We are delighted to share that we have had a Cubbie installed at school. A Cubbie is a sensory regulation hub, which can provide children with personalised sensory regulation.

It is a large hub within a room that has 3 seating options: a chair, small swing or a large swing and is for 1 pupil at a time.

The Cubbie uses a range of lights, sounds and visuals to either calm pupils or energise them. Children can access this for 5, 10 or 15 minutes sessions. Over the last two weeks of term, each class had an assigned slot so that every pupil gets to give this a try.

Our OT Dana has identified the pupils who have the highest sensory needs and benefit from accessing this the most, and they will be alternated each half term. There is a questionnaire that is completed to identify the likes and dislikes for the pupils as well as the reason they need to access the Cubbie. They then get a personalised programme created detailing how often and what times of the day it would be best to access this. We will then use this to create a schedule for the pupils.

There will be some empty blocks left so that pupils who haven’t been identified initially can still get access to it.

If your child has been identified initially you will receive an email from Cubbie asking for permission to collect data on your child. Please agree to this if you would like your child to receive the personalised programme. They can still access the Cubbie without this.

It has doors that can be open or closed, but they don’t lock and the handles are on opposite sides so that they cannot be held closed.

The pupils and staff that have tested this so far have really liked it and we are looking forward to seeing the positive impact that it has on the pupils. If you have any questions about this please get in touch.

You can find out more about the Cubbie via the link below.

Personalised Sensory Regulation | Cubbie