Blog Tag: sensory friendly

Young girl sleeping in bed holding stuffed animal.

Create Sensory-Friendly Sleep for Your Child

For many parents, managing their child’s bedtime is a difficult and exhausting process. Oftentimes, children are hesitant to go to bed or have difficulties falling and staying asleep. However, for a child with sensory sensitivities, these challenges may be extreme. As a result, your child is likely overtired and experiencing difficulty in regular activities at

Vet smiling at sensory-friendly vet with dog.

Make Your Veterinary Clinic Sensory-Friendly

Curious about why your veterinary clinic should be sensory-friendly? Your clinic is a busy, noisy, bright environment. A mixed group of pets and people make your waiting area and treatment areas especially sensory-rich. The anxiety of your patients and their humans add to a stressful experience. As a result, these factors can contribute to a

Young Muslims gathering for Taraweeh prayer

How to Offer Sensory-Friendly Taraweeh Prayer 

Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims around the world. Ramadan is observed by fasting from sunrise to sunset, praying, giving charity and practicing generosity. Taraweeh prayer is one of the things that makes Ramadan nights so special. For the entire month, many Muslims gather together at night after breaking their

Young Muslim girls celebrating a sensory friendly Ramadan

Five Steps to a Sensory-Friendly Ramadan

For many Muslims, Ramadan is the most sacred time of the year. According to a qualitative study titled, “A Qualittaive Study of Ramadan: A Month of Fasting, Family, and Faith” conducted by Alghafli et al (2019), Ramadan is a time of the year when it is devoted to enriching spirituality. Including more Muslims is important by

Muslim family gathered around dinner table at sensory-friendly Iftaar party.

Host a Sensory-Friendly Iftaar Party 

Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in the Islamic calendar. The Muslim community around the world observes Ramadan by fasting from sunrise to sunset. Iftaar, the meal at sunset that marks the end of the fast, is often celebrated with feasts surrounded by friends and family. For many children and adults, these

Young boy praying in sensory-friendly mosque.

How to Manage Sensory Overload at the Mosque 

For many Muslim families, visiting the mosque is an important part of their lives. A lot of parents want to introduce their children to their sacred practices and have them feel connected to their community. For some families, however, visiting the mosque can be a challenging sensory experience. Managing sensory overload at the mosque is

St. Patrick's Day street parade with crowds of people on either side of the street.

Create a Sensory-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Parade

As St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaches, many communities are in the process of planning their upcoming parade for families to enjoy. St. Patrick’s Day parades often involve crowds of people with lots of green decorations and flashing lights, Irish-themed floats, seasonal costumes, and loud music. These events are exciting for many families and represent a

Young boy laying on blanket with shamrocks on his eyes on St. Patrick's Day.

6 Sensory-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Parade Tips for Parents

With St. Patrick’s Day celebrations coming up, many families are plan fun-filled, but sensory-rich activities. Oftentimes, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations involve gatherings with friends, creating crafts and attending community events. A common community event is a St. Patrick’s Day parade. However, for parents with children who have sensory sensitivities, parades are a problem. The loud

A man and woman checking in at the airport on touch screen device.

Make Plane, Train, and Bus Terminals Sensory-Friendly

For many people, traveling by plane, train or bus is fun! However, for people with sensory sensitivities, transportation is often overwhelming and contributes to sensory overload. Regardless of whether it’s a plane, train, or bus, there are several parts of the travelling or simply commuting that make it stress-inducing. As a result, many people avoid

Sensory-friendly teacher sitting beside student helping with school work.

How to Be a Sensory-Friendly Teacher

As the number of people who experience sensory sensitivities continues to increase, many students are experiencing difficulties in school. A research study, “Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids” by Juliana Bunim (2013), predicted that sensory processing disorders impact up to 16% of school-aged children. Furthermore, children with sensory processing disorders

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