Bailey finds his rhythm with new Sensory Drum from our Innovation Centre
Bailey has Septo-optic dysplasia, a very rare condition where the pituitary gland doesn’t develop properly. He is also autistic and registered blind, which can cause him frustration on a daily basis. He is such a bright young boy and has such a love for music. It’s his passion in life and his way to communicate.
“Music has played a huge part in Bailey’s development, ever since he was a baby. I would play music and he would follow that music and that’s how we got him to do everything – stand, crawl, walk, smile. If he was sleeping and he heard music, his eyes would open and he would smile. We knew from such a young age music was going to be his life.” – Charlie, Bailey’s mum
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Mum, Charlie, wanted to know if there was an instrument out there that could combine different touches and sounds to help with Bailey’s sensory needs. Charlie found out about our Innovation Centre, which designs toys and equipment to help children take part in all the activities they love. Charlie got in touch and we were delighted to see what our product designers could come up with… you can see for yourself, below!
The wonderfully crafted wooden drum contains a compartment, which includes a xylophone, a shaker and also stores all Bailey’s different drum sticks. Not only that, but the patterned sides help Bailey to touch, explore and create different sounds.
We hope this year’s Summer Appeal will raise vital funds to help even more children like Bailey. By making a donation, however large or small, you really will be putting a smile on another child’s face. Thank you.
We’re able to help children with a brain condition and their families in a variety of ways. If you think our Innovation Centre can help you and your child, please do get in touch.