Blog Tag: sensory friendly

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

Young girl in dentist chair getting her teeth examined by the dentist at a sensory-friendly dentist visit.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Dentist Visit for Your Child

Going to the dentist can be stressful for everyone. Especially for children. The noises, bright overhead lights, and the vibration of dental equipment are overwhelming. As a result, your child may experience sensory overload. However, you can change a few things to create a sensory-friendly dentist visit for your child. How Do I Get My

Sensory Garden at Kingsbrae

Create a Sensory Garden

A sensory garden is a wonderful experience for people of all ages. If you have a child with a sensory processing disorder, sensory sensitivities, or autism, it may be hard to find experiences that are sensory-friendly. Many adults also find environments too busy, noisy and bright. This can lead to sensory overload and feeling anxious

Outdoor sculpture on sculpture trail.

Sensory-Friendly Tourism: A Sculpture Trail

What are sculpture trails? Sculpture traits are public paths that feature outdoor sculptures from different artists. Sculpture trails exist around the world. Furthermore, these trails are typically explored by hiking or driving along them. This ensures that many people can access and enjoy the pieces of art. Finally, sensory-friendly sculpture trails are an added bonus!

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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 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

Smiling, diverse group of children and adults at a sensory-friendly camp.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Camp

More and more, camps adapt their programs to include all children. In particular, a sensory-friendly camp helps help children with sensory sensitivities. Oftentimes, sensory-friendly changes are low cost. Above all, these solutions make camps more accessible. Why is creating a sensory-friendly camp so important? All children may experience sensory sensitivity. Some more, some less. However,

Two young boys sitting on blanket painting Easter Eggs.

How to Host a Sensory-Friendly Easter Event

Easter is a holiday where family and friends come together to celebrate. Oftentimes, many organizations such as churches, community centers and malls will host Easter events. However, for children that experience sensory-sensitivity, celebrating in a public setting outside their home can be stressful. Whether the event involves having the Easter bunny visit a mall or

Boy holding eggs on a sensory-friendly Easter egg hunt

Create a Sensory-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt for Your Child

One of the most exciting activities surrounding Easter is having your child participate in an annual Easter egg hunt. Typically, this involves hiding colourful eggs around your house or backyard. Additionally, you may invite other children from your community or family members to participate and take part in the hunt! As a result, Easter egg

Group of kids on Easter holding Easter eggs.

10 Tips for a Sensory-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit

Is your community returning to hosting public events? Is going to see the Easter bunny a stressful event for your family? Maybe your child experiences sensory overload? Bright lights, an unfamiliar setting, background music, strangers and many people moving about can make visiting the Easter bunny result in anxiety and meltdowns. You are not alone!

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