Blog Tag: sensory friendly

Stella Waterhouse and the cover of her book "Autism Decoded: The Cracks in the Code"

Sensory-friendly tourism: Stella Waterhouse

Stella Waterhouse, author, autism educator, is creating a solution, even in her retirement, to help people with Koloko Travel. Moreover, travel does not just mean abroad, but close to home too. Her personal experiences with sensory sensitivity have shaped her own understanding and leadership in the field. As Stella says, things still need to be explained, the deluge of information is part of our sensory overload.

Headshot of Karine Gagner President of FDMT

Sensory Tools: Innovation with Karine Gagner

Karine Gagner, parent and sensory tool innovator is on a mission to promote everyone’s development to their fullest. Her company, FDMT not only sells sensory products worldwide, but they create their own phenomenal sensory tools, like their line of weighted products, Manimo. Karine wanted something that not only helped children with sensory overload, but also that was like a friend to them.

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.

Graphics of the 8 senses including: sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell, movement, balance and interoception.

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.

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. 

Teacher standing in front of students sitting at desks.

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.

Sensory friendly massage clinic.

Attract More Customers: Become Sensory-Friendly.

We share the story of a DIY sensory-friendly transformation at a massage therapy practice.  These changes have helped to attract more customers and garnered greater positive reviews from returning customers. Creating a sensory-friendly experience does two important things: It helps to attract more customers It improves the experience of current customers Sensory-friendly solutions can be

Yona Landry with sunglasses and an ice pack on her head post-concussion.

Concussion: In One Second Everything Changes

Post-concussion Symptoms Have Changed My Life Forever. A fall down the stairs. Because I was in a hurry to get to work. And yes, there it was concussion by “whiplash!” I’m an occupational therapist with 25 years of experience.  Even I didn’t know that you could have a concussion due to whiplash.  Whiplash can occur without your

Boy and girl looking at exhibit at museum.

10 Ways to Make Tourism Sensory-Friendly

Being sensory-friendly helps travellers and visitors who have sensory sensitivities and experience sensory overload. This also affects more people than you might think.  Becoming sensory-friendly can be quite simple.  A few changes make all the difference to visitors and travellers.   Travelling with autism for families with an autistic child can be especially difficult due to the

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