Blog Tag: sensory overload

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 as a result of whiplash.  Whiplash

Mother, father and son smiling.

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.

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

Young girl wearing glasses covering her ears.

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

Blurred picture of a trade show.

Awesome Trade Show Ideas: Virtual and In-Person

Are you looking for some awesome trade show ideas to make your next booth or trade show stand out at a virtual or in-person event? For in-person events, conference halls and trade shows by nature are often sensory-rich.  At virtual trade shows, it can be challenging to stand out from the “crowd”. Both in-person and

Asian woman presenting information on tablet.

Good Presentation Skills:  Make it Sensory-Friendly

What are the qualities of good presentations? Presenting a workshop or at a conference is an acquired skill. Even more so online and virtually.  For instance, you likely remember a presentation when you struggled to pay attention. Learn how to give a sensory-friendly presentation.  Being sensory-friendly is important for presentation skills. In addition, follow these

Asian woman with hands up smiling at laptop.

Productivity at Work: Love Your Workspace

Productivity at work is by design, not happenstance.  One of the best ways to be more productive at work by falling in love with your workspace is by making it sensory-friendly. Design at work is often forgotten and neglected. However,  we are here to tell you that the workspace by design is important and often

Doctor checking heart rate of an older woman.

Barriers to Healthcare When Sensory Sensitivity Is a Problem

Barriers to healthcare. What is a barrier to healthcare?  A barrier is an obstacle.  Barriers to healthcare can mean poor health outcomes and well-being. This is true for people of all ages. Healthcare is delivered by many different health professionals. Sometimes called  healthcare providers.  They include: hospitals and hospital staff, medicine or medical services delivered

Family gathered at table for holiday dinner.

4 Tips to Manage Sensory Overload and Holiday Stress

Are you looking for four tips on how to deal with holiday stress?  In this blog post, you will learn about going back to the basics as the most effective strategies to help keep the holidays enjoyable.  You and your family can manage sensory overload. Holiday stress is real The holiday season is already upon

Santa Clause waving at a sensory-friendly parade.

Why a Quiet Zone Is Important For Your Santa Claus Parade

A Christmas Parade is what I like to call a sensory-rich experience.  That’s a term I’ve coined to help explain the opposite of sensory-friendly.  Did you know that if you add a quiet zone to your Santa Claus Parade, you will attract many more people to your parade?  Parades are known for loud music, bright,

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