Blog Tag: sensory overload

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Use Sensory-Friendly Greetings To Manage Your Child’s Sensory Overload

Does your child run and hide when guests arrive at your home during the holidays? Maybe your child cries when a long-lost relative goes to hug them. Does your child shy away and become silent when greeted by holiday guests? If these scenarios resonate with you, then you may be worried about how your child

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What Is a Sensory-Friendly Environment?

Are you familiar with the term “sensory-friendly”. Oftentimes, this phrase is used to describe an experience or product. Did you know there are also sensory-friendly environments? That means there are places and spaces that are sensory-friendly, too. There are many aspects of an environment that can create a comfortable space for people. Furthermore, understanding how

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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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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.

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Managing Sensory Overload With Yoga Poses for Kids

Lindsay Hall is a Certified Yoga Teacher (200 YYT) with additional training in prenatal yoga as well as yoga for the pelvic floor. In this blog post, Lindsay tells about the benefits of yoga poses for kids in relation to sensory sensitivities. I love yoga! There, I said it. I don’t really consider myself a

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Who Has Sensory Sensitivity?

We all have sensory sensitivity to some extent. First, we all have sensory sensitivity, because 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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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

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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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Mental Health at Work: Manage Sensory Overload

Ever since I was a kid, I have been impacted by two things. First, my mental health.  And second, my desire to be an entrepreneur.  Little did I know then that I would embark on a journey that would require me to do a lot of self-work.  And that mental-health for startups would be important. That

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Why Sensory-Friendly in Today’s World?

Did you know?  More and more events, locations, products, and services are becoming sensory-friendly.  Maybe you have seen friends and family seeking out sensory-friendly experiences.  Thankfully, many people, businesses, and organizations help. They influence events, locations, products, and services to adopt sensory-friendly practices. As an example, you make plans to go to the newest, trendiest

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