Have you considered the effect of COVID-19 on sensory overload? Face masks, physical barriers, constant hand washing or sanitizing and social isolation are all bothersome.
Sensory Friendly Solutions at School
Manage students’ sensory sensitivity and sensory overload at school to foster their learning and development.
Small sensory-friendly changes have a large impact.
Find helpful podcast episodes and blog posts below.
-Alison, I., parent, Ontario, Canada
The classroom, online education, virtual school and any combinations thereof bring many sensory challenges.
This is especially true for children and adults who experience sensory sensitivity or sensory overload.
Create an environment for at home for study, at school or online that is sensory-friendly and help students learn.
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At School-Related Blog Posts
This documentary about sensory-friendly really made me think. As an occupational therapy student, I often hear the words “sensory-friendly”. However, until recently, I never fully
This is a personal story about one family’s experience with face masks. It is always a good idea to follow public health recommendations for face
Lindsay Hall is a Certified Yoga Teacher (200 YYT) with additional training in prenatal yoga as well as yoga for the pelvic floor. In this
Many parents seek out sensory books for special needs children. In addition, many parents look for sensory books for autism. Furthermore, many parents wonder if
You are probably surprised to learn that you have eight senses. Though in truth, you have more than eight senses, nonetheless for today we are just going to stick to eight for the purposes of understanding your brain and body, sensory sensitivity, and sensory overload.
We all have sensory sensitivity to some extent. First, we all have sensory sensitivity as we are all sensitive to our senses! Second, for some
Help is here to understand the meaning of sensory friendly. In addition, you will also learn about your senses. First, know that sensory refers to
At School-Related Podcast Episodes
Maureen Bennie, parent of two adult children with autism and founder of the Autism Awareness Centre teaches us about our eight sense, interoception, and how consistency and commitment make all the difference. She also introduces us to the concept of developing fluency in what works for each one of us in managing sensory overload.
Dr. Bill Wong, occupational therapist, reveals his unexpected path to being diagnosed as an autistic adult while studying occupational therapy. He also shares the power of finding another adult occupational therapist with autism as a key turning point in his life. Dr. Wong’s motto is Fighting On and he works to mentor autistic adults and fellow occupational therapists around the globe about life with autism.
Carol Stock Kranowitz, best-selling author of The Out of Sync Child talks about her 10-year journey to writing what many parents, therapists and people with sensory processing disorder consider a life-changing book that is their go-to resource. Carol also shares her best personal strategy for managing sensory overload: when we move, we are in sync.
Karine Gagner, parent and sensory tool innovator is on a mission to promote everyone’s development to their fullest. Her company, FDMT not only sells sensory products worldwide, but they create their own phenomenal sensory tools, like their line of weighted products, Manimo. Karine wanted something that not only helped children with sensory overload, but also that was like a friend to them.
Dr. Winnie Dunn, occupational therapist, is a world-renowned expert the sensory experience, researcher and author of the book Living Sensationally. She has pioneered our understanding of our senses and helps us recognize that sensory processing is fundamental to our brains. Dr. Dunn fills us with hope and inspires us to live sensationally.
Dr. Temple Grandin is renowned for her work as a spokesperson for people with autism and her research in the field of animal behavior. Dr. Grandin shares her understanding of her own autistic mind along with different types of human thinking and the need for that neurodiversity. She also shares how her mother and mentors helped her along her life’s journey and how she hopes to help other autistic people and their families.