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Trish Hamilton

Trish Hamilton on Parenting Children with Autism

Trish Hamilton, mom to a boy with autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder, tells parents there is nothing wrong with finding out about your child. She helps dispel fears of a diagnosis and lets us know that listening to our gut is key. Trish guides parents to find a trusted person to have in their corner, as a key to empowering a family life that manages sensory overload.

Dr. Winnie Dunn.

Living Sensationally with Dr. Winnie Dunn

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.

Karine Gagner President of FDMT

Sensory Tools: Innovation with Karine Gagner

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.

Carol Stock Kranowitz

Carol Stock Kranowitz: The Out of Sync Child

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.

Maureen Bennie

Autism Awareness & The 8th Sense with Maureen Bennie

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. Sarah Gander.

The Social Determinants of Health: Dr. Sarah Gander

Dr. Sarah Gander, pediatrician shares her insights about the connection between our minds, our bodies and our environments. She also shares her advice that a little pause and breath is a key way to re-connect our body and our brain. Dr. Gander advocates for nature bathing as a sensory-rich experience that helps us manage sensory overload.

Young boy wearing home made face shield

Face Masks for Sensory Issues

Is a face mask for a child with autism your challenge?  Or maybe you are looking for a sensory-friendly face mask for sensory issues? One of the greatest gifts our son has given us is the ability to improvise, to think outside the box. Our son is on the Autism Spectrum. He also deals with

Lindsay Hall and young boy sitting on yoga mat.

Managing Sensory Overload with Yoga Poses for Kids

Lindsay Hall is a Certified Yoga Teacher (200 YYT) with additional training in Prenatal Yoga as well as Yoga for the Pelvic Floor. Here, Lindsay tells about the benefits of yoga poses for kids in relation to sensory sensitivities. I love yoga! There, I said it. I don’t really consider myself a true yogi, but I’ve

Black woman reading book holding mug.

The Best Books on Sensory Disorders for Parents

Many parents seek out sensory books for special needs children.  Parents are sometimes looking for sensory books for autism.  And then there are many parents wondering if their child is a ‘sensory kid.”  They are just looking to understand that concept on its own. While there is a link between autism and sensory, many children

You Have Eight Senses Not Five

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.

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