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Education

Develop your understanding of Firefly products, their therapeutic benefits and their contribution towards a better quality of life for children with special needs

Fundraising Webinar

This webinar aims to provide advice and guidance to special needs parents and carers who wish to undertake individual fundraising to meet the therapy and equipment needs of their children.

Jesse’s Playpak Experience

Jesse is a 6 year old boy who has been diagnosed with Cerebral palsy. Jesse has poor head and trunk control due to low tone and decreased core strength. Check out his Playpak story!

George's Scooot Experience in School

George is a happy, determined four year old boy with an ability to win all hearts. He has a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. Check out his experience of using the Scooot in school.

Ella's Scooot Story

Ella is an adorable, independent, and outgoing 5 year old girl who was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type II just after her first birthday. Check out her Scooot Story!

Sofia's GoTo Seat Story

Sophia is an adorable one year old girl who has Down Syndrome. Check out her GoTo Seat story.

Goal Setting Webinar

The webinar is hosted by Kathryn Devlin, OT here at Firefly and Nick Mant, Paediatric Physiotherapist and founder of Flying Start Children’s Therapy.

Scooot Webinar

This webinar was hosted by Clare Greer Firefly's marketing manager and Kathryn Devlin Firefly's Occupational Therapist and was presented by Natalie Lopez a Physical Therapist from Los Angeles who runs a blog called 'Beyond basic play'.

Things you need to know about Playpak - Part 3 Kneeling and Crawling

In Part 3, Nick focused on how Playpak can help with the more challenging positions of 4-point kneeling, tall kneeling and side lying, which will also help with the development of crawling and standing.

Things you need to know about Playpak - Part 2 Sitting pretty

In Part 2, Nick focused on how to transition from the skills learnt in Part 1 to sitting positions and the activities your child can perform in these positions.

Things you need to know about Playpak - Part 1 Starting strong in 3 essential positions

In Part 1 of the series, Nick Mant, physiotherapist and founder of Flying Start Children’s Therapy, explained how Playpak is used to practice the earliest and most essential of skills, from the baby we bring home from hospital playing on his back to the s

GoTo Seat Activities

Although GoTo was primarily designed for use on a chair, it's clever design allows your child to fully participate in different fun family activities.

Splashy Activities

Although Splashy was primarily designed for the bath, it’s clever design allows your child to fully participate in different fun family activities.

Scooot Reported Outcomes

The aim of this document is to explain what the Scooot is and to outline reported outcomes of using Scooot.

Shortening your Splashy harness straps

Your step by step guide to shortening your harness straps. In some cases you may want to reduce the size of the lateral and shoulder supports to fit a smaller child.

Splashy FAQs

Frequently asked Splashy questions by parents and therapists.

Understanding Cerebral Palsy Presentation

This aims to explain to parents and therapists what Cerebral Palsy is and how to participate in daily activities with Cerebral Palsy.

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

This webinar aims to explain to parents and therapists what Cerebral Palsy is and how to participate in daily activities with Cerebral Palsy.

Speech and Language for early years webinar

This webinar aims to provide you with a basic understanding of the importance of speech and language for early years.

Splashy Webinar

This webinar looks at our brand new Firefly Splashy. Splashy is a portable bath seat making bath-time easier and much more fun for families of kids with special needs.

Splashy Activity Programme

Our expert clinicians at Firefly have created an easy-to-follow Splashy Activity Programme showing you how to work on all of these skills, and what your child will learn from them.

Premature Baby Webinar

This webinar aims to provide you with activities that you can use to help develop your child's motor movements and sensory processing skills.

Social Inclusion

Social inclusion ensures everyone in the community is included rather than excluded.

Play

This leaflet looks at the benefits and different types of Play.

Using Upsee in the home and school environments

Exploring the use of the Upsee in the home and school environments Presented By: Kathryn Devlin Occupational Therapist at Firefly

Upsee Reported Outcomes

This document looks at what is the Upsee, reported outcomes of Upsee use, Case histories and research on the Upsee.

Stepping Stones to Toilet Training

Toilet training is a routine part of growing up for most children, but for children with neurological impairment (disorders which affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves, voluntary and involuntary muscles) or learning difficulties, it can bring additional c

Benefits of Upright Movement for Children with Motor Impairment

A literature review carried out to investigate the benefits of upright movement and, in turn, the potential benefits of the Upsee on children with motor impairments.

Pressure Relief

This leaflet aims to help you understand why the level of support, comfort and pressure relief provided within a seat is important for your child’s well being.

Taking Care of your Back

Back pain is a common problem. However special needs parents may be more at risk of back pain because of the amount of lifting and moving of equipment that they do on a daily basis.

GoTo Shop Trolley Campaign

Catch up on the Firefly Community GoTo Shop Webinar with Community Manager Claire Smyth and find out where we’re taking the GoTo Shop next!

Basic goal setting (an introduction for parents and therapists)

The webinar is hosted by Kathryn Devlin, OT here at Firefly and Nick Mant, Paediatric Physiotherapist and founder of Flying Start Children’s Therapy.

Playpak User Manual

Playpak user instructions - Your step-by-step guide to using the Playpak

Playpak Factsheet 7

Playpak sizing advice for clinicians and parents. Please note Playpak is only available in one size.

Playpak Factsheet 6

Frequently asked questions by clinicians and parents on using the Playpak.

Playpak Factsheet 5

Playpak Therapy Guide - Active Floor Sitting. All of the activities outlined in this Factsheet are also available to follow by using our animated and narrated online guide.

Playpak Factsheet 4

Playpak Therapy Guide - Prone (Tummy) Lying. All of the activities outlined in this Factsheet are also available to follow by using our animated and narrated online guide.

Playpak Factsheet 3

Playpak Therapy Guide - Supine (Back) Lying. All of the activities outlined in this Factsheet are also available to follow by using our animated and narrated online guide.

Playpak Factsheet 2

Advice for clinicians and parents on how to unpack and pack your Playpak

Playpak Factsheet 1

Every baby comes into the world with limited abilities. The first three years of their lives are the most important period of development.

Scooot User Manual

Scooot complete user instructions - Your step-by-step guide to using the Scooot.

Scooot Factsheet 3

Frequently asked questions from clinicians and parents about the Scooot

Scooot Factsheet 2

Sizing guide for clinicians and parents on Scooot and configuration options

Scooot Factsheet 1

Instructions for clinicians and parents on how to use the different Scooot configurations

GoTo User Manual

GoTo Seat user manual - for GoTo Seat Size 1 & 2 and Floorsitter Accessory.

Things you need to know about Playpak - Part 3 Kneeling and Crawling

In Part 3, Nick focused on how Playpak can help with the more challenging positions of 4-point kneeling, tall kneeling and side lying, which will also help with the development of crawling and standing.

Things you need to know about Playpak - Part 2 Sitting pretty

In Part 2, Nick focused on how to transition from the skills learnt in Part 1 to sitting positions and the activities your child can perform in these positions.

Things you need to know about Playpak - Part 1 Starting strong in 3 essential positions

In Part 1 of the series, Nick explains how Playpak is used to practice the earliest and most essential of skills, from the baby we bring home from hospital playing on his back to the skills leading to tummy time and rolling.

Using Playpak in a School Setting

Jesse is a fun Kindergarten student who attends elementary (primary) school in the public school setting. Jesse had the chance to trial the Playpak in the school setting, including in his general education classroom and in the therapy areas. To read more

Playpak Therapy Programme

Our clever team of expert clinicians have designed the Playpak Therapy Programme to show you how to use Playpak for so much more than just play.

Scooot Activity Programme

The Scooot Activity Programme has been designed to help maintain and develop those independent mobility skills, and explains how Scooot can be used in lots of different ways to do this.

GoTo Activity Programme

The GoTo Activity Programme provides parents and therapists with a range of Mobility, Ability and Participation activity suggestions that children may benefit from whilst using their GoTo, and they’re organised in to easy-to-follow sections.

General Information for Clinicians

Advice and Information for clinicians (and parents too) - indications for use, contra-indications and clinical uses.

Upsee User Manual

Upsee Complete User Instructions - Your step-by-step guide to using your Upsee.

Upsee Factsheet 8

Please note that these sizing charts are a guide only. If the child wears AFO’s, Splints or body casts, you many need to reconsider which size they require.

Upsee Factsheet 7

Frequently asked questions regarding the development and the Upsee from parents and clinicians.

Upsee Factsheet 6

Frequently asked questions regarding the use of Upsee from parents and clinicians.

Upsee Factsheet 5

The Upsee should not be uncomfortable for adult or child. If pain is experienced, STOP using the Upsee and check the list below.

Upsee Factsheet 4

While it depends on the ability of the child, the Upsee can offer a number of advantages over other mobility aids.

Upsee Factsheet 3

Before you start to use the Upsee ensure all buckles and press-studs are secure and check the Velcro for any sign of damage, wear or tear.

Upsee Factsheet 2

Remember – do not over-tighten the straps as this will cause the child to hang in the harness.

Upsee Fact Sheet 1

Assessment & Prescription - Before using the Upsee, therapists and parents must be able to answer “yes” to these questions.

Upsee Therapy Webinar

Expert clinicians designed this programme to help parents and therapists choose activities, set goals and map a child’s progress in Mobility, Ability and Participation.

Upsee Therapy Programme

Expert clinicians designed this programme to help parents and therapists choose activities, set goals and map a child’s progress in Mobility, Ability and Participation.

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