Blog Tag: sensory friendly

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.

Maureen Bennie

The Eighth 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.

Graphic of podcast hosts Christel Seeberger and Matt George sitting at a table

The Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast

Find sensory-friendly solutions in everyday life on our new podcast. For example, what are the best books to read to understand sensory challenges? Or, what products actually help you manage sensory sensitivity? How do families make changes for their children that deliver results in their day-to-day life? Where are the resources that make a difference? This is the first sensory podcast of its kind.

Young boy wearing home made face shield

Face Masks for Sensory Issues

This is a personal story about one family’s experience with face masks. It is always a good idea to follow public health recommendations for both wearing face masks and the style of in your area (different regions and countries may have different directives on face masks) and the advice of your own health care professionals.

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 sitting in movie theatre with with his finger over his mouth.

What are Sensory – Friendly Movies?

Have you seen sensory-friendly movies advertised? Maybe you wonder: What do sensory-friendly films mean? What is an autism-friendly screening? What is a relaxed screening? What do sensory screenings mean then? What is a sensory-sensitive movie? What if they are all the same thing? What do sensory-friendly movies mean? A sensory-friendly movie changes your sensory experience. 

Young girl sitting in movie theatre leaning on chair.

Sensory Relaxed Performances: How-to and What to Expect

Have you heard the phrase “relaxed performance”?  As a result, are you wondering what those words mean? Maybe you want to offer a relaxed performance and need help.  Do you wonder what makes a performance sensory relaxed?  On the other hand, do you wonder, is a sensory-friendly performance and relaxed performance the same thing? What

Young Asian girl plugging her ears.

Sensory Overload: Is it a Problem in Your Life?

You likely have many unanswered questions about sensory overload. Read on to discover if it is a problem in your life. And find helpful solutions. Sensory overload: A definition You may wonder, how do you explain sensory overload? It happens when the senses are overstimulated or overwhelmed.  You are likely already thinking of your five

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