Blog Category: At Work

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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. But hosting a sensory-friendly virtual meeting helps everyone on the team. A sensory-friendly work environment is important to

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Too Busy. Too Noisy. Too Bright.

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 understood what the term sensory-friendly truly meant. Most importantly, I did not understand how to make a location or an event sensory-friendly. And like most people, I thought that only

Dr. Bill Wong speaking on stage at his TEDx talk

Dr. Bill Wong is Fighting On as an Autistic Adult

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.

Renee Warren

Working From Home In a Pandemic with Renée Warren

Renée Warren, mom, serial entrepreneur, and mentor coaches us to expect downcycles as part of our lived experiences. She tells us to understand our own brain as a key to success in daily life. Renée advocates for curiosity as a powerful strategy to reducing our sensory overload.

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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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Who Has Sensory Sensitivity?

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 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,

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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

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Sensory Overload: Is it a Problem in Your Life?

Two of the most common questions about sensory overload are: What does sensory overload mean? What causes sensory overload? Sensory overload: A definition You may wonder, how do you explain sensory overload? Simply, sensory overload happens when the senses are overstimulated or overwhelmed.  You are likely already thinking of your five senses.  See, hear, taste,

Ear Muffs and Reducing Noise for Sensory Sensitivity

Do you experience sensory overload in noisy public places?  Furthermore, do you want to buy noise-cancelling ear muffs to help your child with sensory sensitivity?  On the other hand, are you curious about ways to reduce auditory sensitivity? Perhaps do you ask, “how do I protect my baby’s hearing”? In this article, you will learn

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Chair Socks, Chair Glides and Tennis Balls for Chairs

Are you trying to decide what type of chair socks, chair glides, or tennis balls for chairs to use in your classroom. Maybe at your workplace?  Do you wonder why teachers put tennis balls on chairs? You might wonder if you should use chair feet covers or tennis balls for chairs in your own home.

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