Blog Month: April 2021

Young girl watering a plant in her backyard.

6 Steps to a Sensory-Friendly Backyard

Have you thought of creating of a sensory-friendly backyard? You might still be sticking close to home due to COVID-19. As a result, are you searching for things to do at home with your family? On the other hand, it might be difficult to find sensory-friendly events or locations in your community right now. Oftentimes,

Two senior women sitting at a coffee shop holding mug.

How Sensory-Friendly Is Also Senior-Friendly

Did you know that a sensory-friendly event or location is also senior-friendly? Make a few sensory-friendly changes and your business or organization is also welcoming to older adults and seniors. In fact, being sensory-friendly welcomes people of all ages! What is Sensory-Friendly? Sensory-friendly changes make the experience at your event or location pleasant for the

Young girl in dentist chair getting her teeth examined by the dentist at a sensory-friendly dentist visit.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Dentist Visit for Your Child

Going to the dentist can be stressful for everyone. Especially for children. The noises, bright overhead lights, and the vibration of dental equipment are overwhelming. As a result, your child may experience sensory overload. However, you can change a few things to create a sensory-friendly dentist visit for your child. How Do I Get My

Two women walking wearing masks bumping elbows during COVID.

Sensory Overload and COVID-19

Have you considered the effect of COVID-19 on sensory overload? For instance, face masks, physical barriers, constant hand washing or sanitizing and social isolation are all bothersome. Especially for people with sensory sensitivities. Moreover, a recent survey, conducted by Sensory Friendly Solutions, reveals that COVID-19 has made sensory-friendly changes just as important. How does COVID-19

Young girl posing wearing sensory-friendly jumper from Chantilly Comfort Wear..

What Does Sensory-Friendly Clothing Mean?

Does your child have difficulty finding comfortable clothing? Maybe you do yourself? People with sensory sensitivity may find certain clothes itchy, heavy or tight. Furthermore, this contributes to sensory overload. Did you know that sensory-friendly clothing is a solution? What is sensory-friendly clothing? Sensory-friendly clothing is designed for people with sensory sensitivities. Moreover, it has

Sensory Garden at Kingsbrae

Create a Sensory Garden

A sensory garden is a wonderful experience for people of all ages. If you have a child with a sensory processing disorder, sensory sensitivities, or autism, it may be hard to find experiences that are sensory-friendly. Many adults also find environments too busy, noisy and bright. This can lead to sensory overload and feeling anxious

Outdoor sculpture on sculpture trail.

Sensory-Friendly Tourism: A Sculpture Trail

What are sculpture trails? Sculpture traits are public paths that feature outdoor sculptures from different artists. Sculpture trails exist around the world. Furthermore, these trails are typically explored by hiking or driving along them. This ensures that many people can access and enjoy the pieces of art. Finally, sensory-friendly sculpture trails are an added bonus!

Young woman sitting at table on her laptop in a meeting.

Make Your Virtual Meetings Sensory-Friendly

Work from home and virtual workspaces are now common. Many small and large businesses and organizations have adopted remote work. Did you know that hosting sensory-friendly virtual meetings helps your remote workforce? Especially employees with sensory sensitivities. The same is true for personal online gatherings or meetings. Hosting a sensory-friendly virtual meeting helps everyone on

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Too Busy. Too Noisy. Too Bright.

This documentary about sensory-friendly really challenges my thinking. Hi! I am Sydney-Ellen Cooke, an occupational therapy student working for Sensory Friendly Solutions while I complete my University Master’s Degree in Canada to become an occupational therapist. As an occupational therapy student, I often hear the words “sensory-friendly”. However, until recently, I never fully understood what

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