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Mark Johns

About Mark Johns

Mark is Rompa’s Senior Projects Manager. When he is not busy chasing new opportunities you will find him walking in the Peak District or fishing in local rivers.

The Autism Show – We’re doing something different this year.

Join Rompa for a unique experience, see Sensory Integration Therapy in action!

Mark Johns

Mark Johns

For the first time in exhibition history a proper clinic setting will be showcased with Sensory Integration Therapy equipment and a sensory room. Parents, teachers and other professionals can gain insight into how this therapy facilitates improvement in sensory processing, development, learning and behaviour.

Experts from Hopscotch and Starjumpz will be giving live demonstrations of the treatment techinques used daily in practice and will give you an understanding of the versatility of the Rompa equipment and sensory rooms. See for yourself why children love Sensory Integration therapy.

Some treatment techniques and equipment can be used in the home and school environments, find out more about how this approach helps children with Autism.

Two companies divided by a common language; Brought together by Sensory Equipment

George Carmel opens the Rompa Sensory Room

George Carmel opens the Rompa Sensory Room

Mark Johns

Mark Johns

Those with an attentive disposition will have realised that Rompa Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of Flaghouse Inc, based in New Jersey, USA. Although the two are separate companies; we do all we can to make sure that we learn and share information with one another in order to help our customers.

As part of our efforts to work more closely together, we had a VIP visit Rompa HQ to see what the UK team has been up to. George Carmel arrived to strengthen the bonds between the two companies.

During his time here, we managed to get through all sorts, ranging from better purchasing (better prices for you) to new product development (better products as well). Good news all round then… George was also kind enough to officially open our brand new sensory room, based in our office, showing the latest interactive technologies using Sensory Magic as the hub of the environment www.sensory-magic.com.

The room was designed and created for our staff to enjoy an immersive and calming environment, where creativity and teamwork could prosper and blossom. As well as allowing our customers to come in and see how Rompa’s sensory rooms really do stand out from the crowd…

If you would like to visit us and see a demonstration of the room and equipment, please contact us on 0845 230 1177 or hello@rompa.com. All in all a very worthwhile and successful trip.

Inspiring Times at Tedworth House

Inspiring times at Tedworth House

Inspiring times at Tedworth House

Mark Johns

Mark Johns

Yesterday I went to Tedworth House, in Wiltshire, to witness the flagship Help for Heroes centre, which was set up to help our injured Armed Forces personnel both serving and retired.

A question that may be asked at this point could be; what is a sensory equipment provider doing at such a facility?

The aim of the project was to introduce a sensory based area that would facilitate and empower residents and staff in the development of relaxation and coping strategies. Stephen was the project leader, superbly assisted by Rosie, both final year OT students, who have been the driving force behind this project. I was amazed at their determination and success in raising awareness of sensory and educating some of the most “cynical” staff and residents. So much credit has got to go to them…

The project has run for over 3 months producing some interesting results, to surmise, 100% of those that took part in a sensory session rated it Good or Excellent and 100% of those who took part would recommend a sensory session to a friend. Pretty impressive, even if I say so myself…

However, after having toured the breathtaking facility, met some of our serving personnel who have risked everything to serve our country, met the support staff who spend hours doing all they can to make things better and heard the difference Help for Heroes makes, a few things became obvious: Statistics are irrelevant. Commerciality goes out of the window and one is left with an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards our military personnel.

http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk