Blog Category: Sensory Friendly 101

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

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

Back of person's head wearing noise cancelling ear muffs and the words too busy, too noisy, too bright are posted.

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

Black woman reading book holding mug.

The Best Books on Sensory Disorders for Parents

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 their child is a ‘sensory kid.’ They look for books on sensory disorders. While there is a link between autism and sensory, many children simply have a sensory disorder. There

Graphics of the 8 senses including: sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell, movement, balance and interoception.

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.

Group of diverse individuals smiling at camera with thumbs up.

Who Has Sensory Sensitivity?

We all have sensory sensitivity to some extent. First, we all have sensory sensitivity, because we are all sensitive to our senses! Second, for some people, this is a problem because they are over or under-sensitive compared to the rest of us.  Third, this extra level of sensory sensitivity includes people of all ages.  Fourth,

Young boy with headphones on him.

What Is the Meaning of Sensory Friendly?

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 any single sense.  However, it also can refer to any of your eight senses. Second, your senses include what you see, hear, taste, touch, smell.  Likewise, they also include your

Young boy and adult playing with sensory friendly toy.

What Is Sensory Disorder?

Have you been told that your child has a sensory disorder? Maybe a teacher, occupational therapist, psychologist or doctor mentioned it?  It’s scary to hear and know that something is wrong with your child.  It’s frightening to hear words you may have never heard before describe your child’s symptoms.   Some sensory words described There are

Teacher holding a guitar surrounded by a group of students.

What Does Sensory Autism Mean?

What does sensory autism mean? A sensory disorder is commonly associated with autism.  However, it is important to know that sensory disorders and autism are not the same thing.  Additionally, sensory autism is not a type of autism. This blog explains more about sensory and autism and in particular, how they overlap.  It is important

Skip to content