Blog Category: At Work

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Fidgets: Not Just for Children

You often hear about and see fidget toys created for children. However, have you ever considered how these devices may also be helpful for adults? Sensory fidget toys for adults are truly “a thing!” If you are old enough, you may remember fiddling with a few coins in your pocket, twirling a pencil in your

Young woman sitting on couch with laptop reading a sensory-friendly email.

How to Create Sensory-Friendly Emails

Do you find yourself communicating more by email these days? Maybe you are working from home. Or, only going into the office some of the time. Ever receive an email that you simply don’t understand? On the other hand, have you ever sent an email that was misunderstood? These are common experiences for email users.

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Sensory Preferences: Yours, Mine, & Ours.

There are simple changes you can make so that an event or location is sensory-friendly. When thinking of common sensory-friendly changes, consider dimming bright lights, adding closed-captioning to videos or creating quiet zones. However, there is no single recipe to create a sensory-friendly event or location for everyone, all of the time. Each person is

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

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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. 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 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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