Blog Month: August 2021

Adult woman standing by traffic covering her ears.

How to Manage Sensory Overload in Adults

Did you know that adults can experience sensory overload? Oftentimes, sensory overload is only talked about among children. However, sensory sensitivities is not something that individuals will grow out of. It is not uncommon for adults with diagnosed sensory processing disorders to experience a sensory overload response, too. Therefore, it is important to know and

Woman plugging her ears with her fingers due to sensory issues.

What Are the Signs of Sensory Issues?

As more and more children and adults experience sensory sensitivity and sensory overload, it is important to understand sensory issues. However, many people are confused about sensory disorders and autism, giving rise to a common misconception that certain sensory preferences indicate a specific diagnosis. They do not. Read on to learn more about sensory issues

Young family standing in shopping mall holding colourful shopping bags.

What Is a Sensory-Friendly Environment?

Are you familiar with the term “sensory-friendly”. Oftentimes, this phrase is used to describe an experience or product. Did you know there are also sensory-friendly environments? That means there are places and spaces that are sensory-friendly, too. There are many aspects of an environment that can create a comfortable space for people. Furthermore, understanding how

Harbour Passage red coloured city walking path on the water front.

Sensory-Friendly Tourist Attraction: City Walking Path

Looking for a sensory-friendly activity to do? Maybe in your hometown? Or something simple while traveling? Moreover, if someone is your family has sensory sensitivities, finding an activity can be a challenge. For many people, popular outdoor activities such as swimming or parks are overwhelming. Oftentimes, tourist attractions are too loud, busy and sensory-rich. An

Masked doctor giving a masked young girl a vaccine at a sensory-friendly vaccination clinic.

What Is a Sensory-Friendly Vaccination Clinic?

As more people receive vaccinations, like the COVID-19 vaccines, many people experience difficulty with the accessibility of vaccine clinics. Challenges include the confusion of booking websites, lackluster instructions when entering the vaccination clinic or difficulty navigating around the vaccine site. For a large portion of the population, the sensory-rich aspects of vaccination clinics are a

Female paramedic standing in front of the back of an ambulance truck.

How to Create a Sensory-Friendly Ambulance

If you’ve ever been in or near an ambulance, then you understand it can be a very stressful experience. Regardless of the medical emergency, the bright lights, loud sirens and fast-paced energy tend to make people extremely anxious. However, have you ever considered how paramedic services may feel for someone who also experiences sensory sensitivity

Young students smiling waving outside of school bus window.

What Is a Sensory-Friendly School Bus?

For many students, taking the school bus is stressful and overwhelming. A crowded bus, traffic noise and a high-energy environment induce anxiety for many children. Sensory sensitivity, sensory overload and sensory processing difficulties add to the challenge of school bus transportation. Additionally, this research, “A Scoping Review of Accessible Student Transport Services for Children With

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